Susan Perkins’ work is as much about contemplation as it is craftsmanship. By interlocking methods and medium, Perkins interprets the world through stages of creative discovery. Her current practice incorporates paper & fiber arts to communicate the interconnectedness of people and place.
Naturally attracted to the element of line, Perkins often begins with drawings in black ink across a white page. She then delicately tears the paper to transform it into a new expression, a new beginning.
In applying deconstructed images to new & varied frameworks, Perkins clears a path for the viewer to respond from their own context. Using metaphor and meditation, her work beckons the viewer to participation with both joy & grief in life.
Susan Perkins divides her time between Charleston, South Carolina and Dallas, Texas. Beginning her professional life in the field of journalism, her creativity blossomed through training in visual & applied arts. After years working in oil landscapes from the natural world, the earlier method of investigation & storytelling made way for engagement in the life of the spirit. Through simplicity and vulnerability a conversation begins.