SUSAN AYDAN ABBOTT

BARE WITNESS 2016

Artist statement and documentation 


BATTLE SCAR, the hanging amber-colored imprint, is like a scab, fragile and barren from being peeled off healing flesh. It hangs above and contrasts the SEPTIC WOUND it came from: a gouged, darkened, and dirty floor remnant that's been trampled on and abused. It is meant to capture the rage and anger I feel through the physicality of mark-making and the deployment of self-deprecating text. STAINS, the black and white prints, are self-portraits depicting my ages of intense trauma and the false faces I hid behind over the years. The aim of all this work is to purge the shame I have swallowed throughout my life and give credence to the unburdened.


SEPTIC WOUND (2016)

installation piece 

Lino, Ink, cigarettes, beer caps, plastic, paint, dirt

Approximately 4'x41/2'


BATTLE SCAR (2016)

installation piece 

Resin, fibreglass 

Approximately 4'x41/2'


STAINS (2016)

28 Q prints 

Variable sizes

 from 8"x10-10"x13"


ROCK ON  (2015)

 Print- ink on Lino

12"x16"

Framed 16"x20