28 West 27th St, 3rd Flr
Susan RomaCliffwood, NJ
I am drawn to the diverse elements found within the creation of the artist books. Pages become a place to describe imagery accompanied with text, a narrative, or poetry. Expressive visions arise from exploration of emotions and senses that encompass the expanses of one’s mind and heart. The book design may be constructed from a two-dimensional or a three-dimensional viewpoint and have a very unique styling. Each component allows my skills in etching, silkscreen, painting, paper and digital arts to interplay among the pages to define my personal visions. Within the framework of a book – content, form, and structure – my thoughts and ideas develop into a harmonious and coherent entity. My current works express reflective responses to personal experiences encountered from the past. These past events are narrated through thoughtful combinations of image, metaphor, and symbols. These long ago impressions remain as visual imagery and become the faint records of events stored in memory. My reflections give personal meaning to my art and are developed as expressive visions that portray these relating observations. Memories generate the structural content that share same factors or recall similar experiences that may identify with the viewer. Recently my books have been added to the book arts collection at The National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC.