Susan Parsonage

Artist Statement


For me, there is a distinction between what is merely seen and that which is felt and tacitly understood. Even though we try, we can never convey everything we intend with words. There is so much misunderstanding in the world.

I intend to develop visual equivalents to express perceptions and memories of my life experiences, with a concern for the underlying forces and elements that tie me to the natural world. I believe the marks made by the artist’s hand convey intended and unintended elements of thought (language, memory and ideas) in their every motion.

We can catch glimpses of the truth through our imagination. The truths we glimpse are not about the world; if they can be said to be about anything, it must be about ourselves, the observers.

Corner of My Mind
Point to Point
Garden Wall