|rhythm of a true space (revisited) 1994 and 2014 by Suzy Lake inkjet print on vinyl on wood, figures larger than life size|
What kind of art do I respond to?
|Extended Breathing in the Rivera Frescoes 2013-2014 by Suzy Lake ink jet print|
rooted in labour
grounded in nature
|Extended Breathiing at the World Trade Center 2012 - 2014 by Suzy Lake chromographic print|
expessing concern for our world
|Are You Talking to Me? 1979 gelatin silver prints with applied colour by Suzy Lake "I was very deliberately thinking about music. I was trying to create a very frenetic rhythm so that the audience would understand the anxiety"|
Perhaps her most famous pieces were made when she was an attractive young woman (such as the large gallery installation of self portraits shown above and detail here) but what I was drawn to the most were were the pieces about a woman artist ageing.
The extended breathing series came from her asking herself "At 60, can I stand perfectly still for an hour?" Time lapse photographs over a period of 60 minutes show the ghosting of the world around her while she stands still and strong.
"A celebration of breath and life" Suzy Lake