Susan Denniston

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Susan Denniston is a painter, printmaker, and mixed media artist. Her work acknowledges our dignity, fragility, vulnerability and certain impermanence.

She lives near the ocean and a concrete seawall. One on-going body of work contemplates the concrete and abstract: the ambiguity of a world in which things are not always quantifiable and clear:

At the seawall
I watch the ocean break up and scatter our ideals of bigness and lastingness.
I watch the barriers we build erode and be built again.

Another important body of work is: Colored by Darkness | Colored by Dreams
Childhood memories of sewing with my mother unravel and stretch across time and space. These threads of memory unexpectedly connected me to 1,130 seamstresses killed in Bangladesh when their garment factory collapsed on them in April 2013.

Views at the Seawall: Reconstruct | Reconsider, Monotypes, monoprints and etchings cut, collaged, and hung on Asian paper scrolls,   84 x 60

Views at the Seawall: Reconstruct | Reconsider (detail of six Views), Monotypes, monoprints and etchings cut, collaged, and hung on Asian paper scrolls,   84 x 60

42 ° 14 ‘ North | 70 ° 46 ‘ West, Artist book, monoprints on paper, aluminum covers 7 x 5 closed, 7 x 40 open

Colored by Dreams, Monoprints on paper,  44 x 75

Seamstress, Monoprints on paper,  22 x 30

Memories Unravel,  Monoprints on both sides of Asian paper, sewn together with thread,  53 x 45