Suzanne Sawyer: Down Home Girl Studio

Artist Statement:
I value making things by hand and expressing my view of the world through my creative work. I make paper, sculpture, artist’s books, drawings, and prints. My work is about exploration and investigation – an opportunity to get to the deeper meaning of things and to process my experiences. I often find inspiration for my work in nature, but also regularly find it in human nature – in the motivations of and interactions with people. I am endlessly entertained by the complexity and diversity of the natural world. Life is complicated, people are complex, and so is nature, so I find the imagery of nature an excellent device for communicating a variety of concepts that are common in human nature.