Susan Savidge

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Artist Statement/ Bio

As a child, I ventured out to antique auctions with my mother and aunt. I learned to appreciate the beauty of hand crafted items and the imperfection of them. I love the romance, the artisanal quality and the warmth that is associated with handmade objects. To me that adds a certain charm.
It also conjures up the Japanese term wabi-sabi, which centers on the acceptance of impermanence, imperfection and incompleteness. Characteristics of wabi-sabi include asymmetry, roughness, simplicity, economy, austerity, intimacy and the integrity of natural objects and processes. I want to translate into my own view of the world.
I am currently pursuing an MFA in Graphic Design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Although my portfolio is mainly student work, I have several projects in addition to graphic design, including drawing, painting and fabric arts.

About My Work

I am exploring all mediums at the moment, and my day isn’t complete until I have created something with my own hands. My favorite mediums include photography, drawing, painting and fabric arts.