Marking the Vanishing
New work by Susan Roux engages in a constant tension between creation and destruction, body and landscape, order and chaos—altering and creating the notion of a shifting horizon. Distressing paper and using a repetitive act of penetrating the paper with thread stresses its fragility, its resistance being as permeable as human skin. As a literal membrane between darkness and light, paper acts as a metaphorical membrane between tumult and insight. Each mutilation, each wounding, allows light to breach those boundaries set by the obscurity, gloom and turmoil of the inner.