Susana's profile

Susana Harris explores her own inner mythology - a world of characters that she brings to life in the form of mobiles, sculptures and animations. Susana gathers and manipulates bamboo and other grasses by heating, curling and painting them. Sometimes adding watercolors on handmade paper, gold leaf and found feathers, she constructs forms full of movement. Early memories of the Roman ruins along the coast of Libya, to the galleries of the Prado and the Uffizi, the Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum helped to form her love of art. Equally influential has always been the endless beauty of nature's creations both large and small. She is additionally influenced by Asian art, arts of Indigenous peoples, world creation stories and Calder's mobiles. Through the process of life's self discovery and healing, she brings a unique voice to the table of humanity through the gift of artistic creation.
She holds a BFA from the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, Maryland and afterwards studied book conservation and book arts at Johns Hopkins University. She later received a masters degree in the eastern healing art of acupuncture.

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