Susan Dickman

Call and Response
beeswax & damar, oil stick, paper
18 x 12 in.

The persistence of narrative, holes in the story, and the natural world inspire me to explore the intersecting spaces between image and text. Using oil sticks, encaustic pigments, photographs, cloth, paper, and salt, I work abstractly to amplify narrative tension. By covering and revealing, gouging, scraping, and incising to explore the idea of loss, memory, the effects of time on culture, and the lost spaces surrounding language, I seek to inform interpretations of events both historical and ahistorical by giving voice to the silence.

© Susan Dickman