Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Suzanne Anker: a code that underlies everything

Suzanne Anker
Rorschach Series, (2004)
rapidprototype sculpture, plaster/resin
5.5" x 5.5" x 2.5" each
Beauty, breath. Suzanne Anker's artwork pulses with a life-force that emanates from within. Symbols, mythology, biology, teleology - all are themes that are intricately woven into the matrix of her work where meaning unfolds, unravels - in the way that thinking does, in the way that feeling does.

In butterfly in the brain, Anker's rapid prototyped Rorschach Series, the black 'splotches' play upon our collective as well as individual psychologies; they are at once familiar and foreign, analytic and spontaneous. Her works intimate that there is a code that underlies everything, yet their fractured, fragile, messages betray their will - or the artist's - to convey meaning. Magnificent, fascinating, terrifyingly and beautifully distancing. The door to understanding is opened, and before us, another door.  

1 comment:

Tina said...