CounterbalanceII_Susan Eley Fine Art
Crown
Igloo
studio installation
Bandaid
IMG_1837
LRundorff-9385_Edit-2
Paula Rallis Home Shoot
Dandelion
Pool
Sprinkler
studio
Counterbalance II_Susan Eley Fine Art
RundorffSmith_Liz_02
LRundorff-7631_edited
MWB03607
RundorffSmith_Liz_01
RundorffSmith_Liz_04
Talk-5861_edited
All the Tears I Missed (installation)
Sickening (detail)
Sickening
All the Tears I Missed (installation)
Cabbage
Tramp
All the Tears I Missed (installation)
Viral (detail)
Mickey and Minnie
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ARTIST STATEMENT:

I am interested in the need to assign meaning to seemingly valueless things because they are things that represent a connection to a deeper experience. In my work I am elevating the mundane, assigning meaning in the same way that we bring significance to loss with keepsakes and memorials. I want to create work that evokes a sense of nostalgia and exposes the sentimentality in memory. Color choice is tied to the decor and design trends of decades past that have become kitschy artifacts. Forms reference fragments of common spaces and utilitarian objects while shifting to suggest the passage of time and the loss of stability that accompanies remembrance. Shapes intimate things that are no longer identifiable but retain familiarity. I am mimicking the past, attempting to reproduce the original while allowing imperfection and a lack of precision to create work that exploits the failure in repetition and the fragility in recollection.