Susan B. Phillips

Artist Statement

As an artist, my self-expression is manifested through the art forms of photography and mixed media collage, working differently within each medium. I also experiment with monotypes and paints, working abstractly with both.

When I photograph, I choose the elements that I wish to freeze in time, making conscious decisions to capture natural lines and patterns or graphically appealing designs. I am fascinated with, and inspired by, the ever-changing, translucent quality of water and reflections and rain . I search for aesthetic possibilities in that which passersby may overlook: graffiti, gas and water caps, street graphics, and things that are eroding. I attempt to transcend the reality of the subject matter and bring a new perspective to the commonplace.

In my photographic work I usually

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