Inside Madness: Painted
Stories of Women Who Suffer.
“I awoke in a small white room, devoid of any windows or furniture and with padded walls. I was totally disorientated and couldn’t think where I was. A strong fluorescent light shone down on me. I looked down at myself. I was dressed in a paper nightdress.” p.122, Scarred, by Sophia Laguna
My studio walls scream and shout words from the stories about the femicides in Juarez, the number of women, homeless and suffering from mental illness, untreated… I live in Texas, now… so these stories resonate with me more than ever, however the importance of this research is universal. When creating these artworks; although many of them deal with sad, angry and violent themes, often and almost always, there are as many good, safe and quiet themes of hope, which counter the bad ones. Everyone needs a safe haven whether it is in their mind or a real physical place. My intention in the creation of these large wall paintings is to use the universal language of art to increase people’s awareness through the presentation of strong emotive and expressive paintings.
Howard Payne University: 2 sections Art for Elementary teachers, Crafts, Ceramics, Drawing 1 and 2, Cultural Arts to Mexico, Digital Arts.Central Texas College: Art Appreciation (Distance Education), Drawing 1, Art History 1, Painting 1, Fort Hood Campus. Art Appreciation Lampassas and Marble Falls campus.Ranger College: Distance learning Professor for Art Appreciation.
P.H.D. Studio Art Research, (completed 1 year), Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (2009)M.F.A. Painting, Georgia Southern University (2007)B.F.A. Painting, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (1980)B.F.A. Visual Communications,The University of Illinois,Champagne-Urbana (1978)
Contact Susan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 316-832-8667
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