Artist Statement

My art is an invitation to see beyond the apparent. From a distance, my collages appear to be paintings. Up close, they are complicated jumbles of separate parts. These collages are similar to our own lives; appealing when viewed from afar but somewhat surprising when inspected more intimately.

My use of discarded materials as paint fosters the idea of finding beauty in the overlooked. I discover line, color and form hidden in what others toss away. By transforming magazines, maps and other ephemera into appealing images, I leave a small carbon footprint and more importantly, carve out a trail of enjoyment for others to travel.

Medium: Mixed Media/Collage

Contact Information

Wilsonville, OR
503-682-1571
schenk.susan3@gmail.com
Website

Education

1967 – BS, Education – Millersville State University, Millersville, PA
1971 – Masters, Science Education, Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD
2006 – School Administrator License, Portland State University, Portland, OR

Exhibit Dates:

May 2 – August 1, 2017

The Bridge at Night - 20 x 16 - Mixed Media/Collage
Lucy Visits the Big Apple - 14 x 17 - Mixed Media/Collage
Willie's Brother - 11 x 13 - Mixed Media/Collage
Navajo Butterflies - 12 x 14 - Mixed Media/Collage
Silver Laced Wyandette - 14 x 17 - Mixed Media/Collage

The Bridge at Night - 20 x 16 - Mixed Media/Collage

Lucy Visits the Big Apple - 14 x 17 - Mixed Media/Collage

Willie's Brother - 11 x 13 - Mixed Media/Collage

Navajo Butterflies - 12 x 14 - Mixed Media/Collage

Silver Laced Wyandette - 14 x 17 - Mixed Media/Collage

The Bridge at Night - 20 x 16 - Mixed Media/Collage thumbnail
Lucy Visits the Big Apple - 14 x 17 - Mixed Media/Collage thumbnail
Willie's Brother - 11 x 13 - Mixed Media/Collage thumbnail
Navajo Butterflies - 12 x 14 - Mixed Media/Collage thumbnail
Silver Laced Wyandette - 14 x 17 - Mixed Media/Collage thumbnail
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