|Suzanne Redstone ARBS|
Suzanne Redstone's work is centred on the "experience of seeing" rather than "what is being seen". This awareness of change, she believes, allows us to discover and be challenged by our environment. Through her early two-dimensional work she became acutely aware of colour and light reflecting from surfaces. She began to build structures, trapping areas of colour with a variety of materials and matt paint which reflected the light coming from colour.
Born in the USA Suzanne studied Fine Art at the Rhode Island School of Design and was selected for the European Honours Programme in Rome, 1965-6, followed by a Masters degree and teaching fellowship at the School of Art and Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied with Bob Engman, a student of Joseph Albers.
In 2009 Suzanne was commissioned to make a stainless steel and granite sculpture, 'Lightcatcher - Porthcurno', for the Porthcurno Telegraph Museum's Sci-Art Sculpture Garden in Cornwall.
"Light is in the air. It is everywhere. It surrounds us, fuels us, enables us to see and is forever changing. However, it is easy to lose awareness of light's qualities and those of other energy fields in our environment and take them for granted. In a sense, light becomes 'invisible' and we desensitize ourselves in order to experience our physical everyday surroundings. My practice has focused on revealing light - working with it, to catch it and expose it, watching the movement of the changing, ephemeral lights as this earth turns, and more gradually, as do the seasons. I 'draw with light'.
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