Susan Avishai

Using any and all torn bits of paper that I find-- from junk mail to handmade fibres, I build sensuous Gaudi-like texture reminiscent of bubbles, primordial soups, magnetic energy, or nerve endings. Incorporated too, are pieces of text in many languages, found papers, and treasured family ephemera. I use oil stick almost as a mosaicist would use grout, to fill in the interstices; to set, as might a jeweler, these precious bits on the canvas.

It’s the unexpected that surfaces from some imagery or memory of place and hopefully conjoins with that of the viewer to create a dialogue.

This piece, Tahrir, is part of the collection of Fed Ex Canada.