Living with Dying: Grief, Loss, Beauty and Joy
(left) Gem Museum, archival ink jet print, 11 x 8.5 inches, 2018
(middle) Pearl, archival ink jet print, 11 x 8.5 inches, 2019
(right) Trapped in the Sky, archival ink jet print, 11 x 8.5 inches, 2019
Susan Greenspan is an artist living and working in New York City.
About Gem Museum, Pearl and Trapped in the Sky, Susan writes:
My works in this show originate from marks made while digitally retouching old family photographs. Initially I was interested in how retouching marks are always present, but hidden, in the making of almost every image we see today, and I wanted to bring those marks to the surface. I created abstract compositions that were dictated by digital corrections of blemishes, wrinkles, and tears in photographs that I had scanned. Over time, with experimentation, the compositions of blips and blobs coalesced into colorful orb-ish forms. I thought of each orb as standing in for a person. How do you visually express the essence of a person, their thoughts, their mental state, their soul?