grid of 12 4 x 4 inch cubes
overall dimensions are 19 x 19 x 1.5 inches
hand dyed and printed papers and fabrics with encaustic on wood panel
This abstract, unique mixed media three dimensional wall sculpture was made by San Francisco based artist, Susan Stover, in 2016. Each panel is covered with a unique, mosaic inspired patteren created with hand dyed paper and fabric that is deep indigo with creamy white. The hand printed paper is covered with a thin layer of encaustic which is then painted over with white flower designs, adding depth and texture to the foreground. Each cube is individual and hangs separately, so the arrangement can be changed at the owner's discretion.
As I build one body of work on the previous ones, there are certain elements that remain constant forming a link or thread that continues to develop, progress and evolve. Formal issues of line, surface and color intermingle with conceptual ideas of sacred space, solitude, spirituality, the passage of time and of leaving one’s mark. Each piece and series is a personal meditation on what connects the past and the present and the beauty of imperfection. The connection between art and spirituality has always been at the source of my own art making whether as a participant or as an observer. I am interested in how other cultures integrate their beliefs and their art in the objects created and the rituals performed. My intention is to create artwork that evokes this sense of transcendent mystery and purpose and to imbue my work with a vulnerability and vitality that reflect a human condition, emotion or state of mind.
Signature: Back of each square