- Mixed Media
paper . metal . wood 2D . 3D
About Susan Rumsey
Susan Carroll Rumsey cuts up and tears apart her paintings on paper. Using these paper parts in combination with metal and wood, she investigates building and connecting processes producing mixed-media 2D wall pieces and 3D sculptural vessel forms. “I love the process of constructing paper, metal and wood together resulting in colorful landform images reflecting space, distance and balance. This forming process grows from my observations of an intrinsic land-shift constant. The land moves…I see evidence of this every day. And I am moved. I respond to the changing layers and contours of the land with wonder and excitement, saturated with a profusion of new ideas to explore using mixed-media.
An active participant in many past “Art of Healing” exhibitions, her work was chosen as part of a public collection by the Department of Defense/National Cancer Institute/Office on Women’s Health.
Rumsey Is a 2012 recipient of a grant awarded by the Kalamazoo Artist Development Initiative through the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo. A member of the Signature Artists Cooperative in Kalamazoo, MI for many years, Rumsey’s work continues to be seen at Signature venues. She has shown her work in group and solo exhibitions, and in juried competitions throughout the Midwest.