Susan Forster

MA Fine Art

The Transfiguration of the Commonplace*

While materials and objects are the springboard to my creative process, my aim is the evocation of something profound and elemental, rather than a reading that stops short at materiality. Recurrent motifs include grids, repetitions and rhythm and the juxtaposition of radically opposed materials. Dislocating a material from its traditional application disrupts the sense of time and place and dissolves the difference between past and present.
The work of other artists gives me courage…

Palletworx
Installations using scale models in birch ply and gold leaf, exploring the aesthetic and sculptural potential of the wooden Euro-pallet.

A Year and a Day
20TH March 2020 – 20TH March 2021
6 panels, perforated 640 gr watercolour paper, 23 x 31 cm, linen thread, bone beads, Chinese ink, documenting the passage of dark time.

*(title borrowed from The Pride of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark)