Susan Singleton

 

Susan Singleton’s  paper constructions called  ZIGGURATS are made by stitching handmade washi paper  then dying and painting the surface.  Subtle patterns are made with block prints and stenciling layered onto the surface.  Metallic leafing is used as a contrasting element ~ rubbed to get an ancient light. 

 

Described as ‘zen-like’, my work has a classic formal composition with depth of color and texture.  I am interested in creating both  a strong focal point, as well as structural patterns. The textural layers mark time, the culture of surfaces familiar and curious.