Artist Statement

I've been working with razor blades as my primary media for the past ten years. Previously, I worked with traditional materials exploring concepts of the personal narrative using my figure as the model.

Headless by Susan Noyes

Detail of Susan's workstation

The evolution from illustrating content to manipulating material as content, occurred naturally as I learned to edit expression by focusing on the universal psyche.

The act of creating my artwork is obsessive. Repetition, as metaphor, is vital in the process.

The interaction between positive and negative space, surface, texture, pattern, and design, dominate the visual landscape of my work.

I strive to change the context of ordinary objects forcing the viewer to experience mundane material in new systematic compositions that are meticulous and methodical.

Susan Noyes