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Susan Greer Emmerson
"Uprooted", mixed media, ink, charcoal, colored pencil, drawing, home

2018

$1,100

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Susan Emmerson's "Uprooted" is a 30 x 22 inch ink, charcoal and colored pencil drawing of a floating stack of a lifetime's worth of the artist's homes. The soft sketch technique belies the harsh imagery of crushed homes and torn roots, and draws the viewer in to further examine the narrative details of this piece. The drawing is floated in a gray wood tone frame measuring 36 x 27 inches and is signed on the back. Susan Greer Emmerson makes art about natural disasters: meditations on the loss of home and community and our changing climate. Experimenting with materials is central to her practice as she uses Tyvek (a plastic paper) to create sculptural wall collages, drawings and paintings. Her wall sculptures depict disheveled, broken surfaces where Tyvek painfully peels away like paint or skin, exposing a raw inner core. Everyday objects become precious; their bits and pieces are incorporated into the work and become signifiers of the lost reassurance of a safe and intact home. A former surgeon, she also has a collection of work focusing on the human body and its seemingly mysterious anatomy. Her art brings the human narrative and a subtle bit of humor to some very serious subject matter. She is represented by Fountain Street Gallery in Boston, MA.

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