Abramson Family Crest 2011

Sue Abramson
Gestures 15: March 25 – August 7, 2011
ink-jet print, leaves

Curated by Katherine Talcott


Curated by Katherine Talcott

Artist Statement

For many years I’ve been planting Elephant Ear bulbs in the garden and harvesting the leaves at the end of the growing season for photographic work. Initially I use these leaves as negatives to produce black and white photograms and then freeze them for future projects. Eventually all the leaves are left out to dry. This wall hanging was created from a pile of dried leaves, all of which have their own picture history. Since the birth of my son, my art has been connected to the garden and its inherent rituals and cycles. For that reason, my garden images have always been about living and working through life and loss. It only seemed natural, therefore, that this piece for the hearth should represent both family and home.

About the Artist

Sue Abramson has shown her work nationally and regionally including exhibitions at the Houston Center for Photography, the Visual Studies Workshop and the Carnegie Museum of Art. Her photographs have been published in Extended FramesPittsburgh Revealed: Photographs Since 1850 and in the Pinhole Journal. Her work is in numerous collections including the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Allentown Art Museum and the Polaroid Collection.