This series of photographs portrays a partnership between me, the photographer, and Mallika, a movement and visual artist. My interest in abstract shapes, lines and color intersects with her ability to move elegantly through those spaces, creating an additional dimension.
On a deeper level the work is about finding and forming an intergenerational friendship via artistic collaboration. Through our work and conversations we share a part of each other’s worlds and artistic aspirations.
Susan Swirsley is a photo-based artist currently living in Boston. Her work uses historic and contemporary processes to translate digital and film images onto paper and other surfaces.
Susan has studied photography in Boston at New England School of Photography (NESOP) with Nick Johnson and Sue Anne Hodges, The Griffin Museum-Photography with Emily Belz, and at Boston University with Toni Pepe Dan; in Seattle she studied with Rosanne Olson and Janet Neuhauser at the Photographic Center Northwest. She has also studied printmaking with Selma Bromberg.
Susan’s work has been shown at the Griffin Museum of Photography, Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Boston University, Photographic Center Northwest and online at Publishers Weekly.
Susan is currently a darkroom-teaching assistant at NESOP.
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