Susan Williams MRSS Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
I studied at Kingston University and the Royal Academy, London and have exhibited throughout the UK and abroad including Spain, Germany, Iceland, Korea and USA. I work with site responsive installation and numerous media. My work takes the form of energy fields unexpectedly made visible, with a core theme of renewal, linking to environmental issues and spirituality in its broadest sense.
Art to me is empowerment. It is the place I go to survive the darker places of my childhood, sometimes revisited as an adult. When I make work I unconsciously relive this experience, my survival, by breaking down, chopping everything up, then making it whole again. I have learnt to appreciate everything around me and value how amazing life is. My inspiration comes from this experience and from ordinary things, the everyday and the need to find meaning in our lives. I work with site responsive installation, video, photography and numerous media. My work takes the form of energy fields unexpectedly made visible, with a core theme of renewal, linking to environmental issues and spirituality in its broadest sense. I work on site, exploring the in-built properties of the materials and the space itself, developing ideas and associations as the work progresses. Daily experiments create an intimacy with the light, specific shapes and features and more broadly the experience of a place and its people. My aim is to make what is already there more visible, at times capturing what we don’t normally see, light, wind, space, the potency of a colour. Illusions such as floating and evanescence reoccur in my work making further links to magic and the metaphysical, connecting with the ecology and spirit of a place.