"Emphasizing the inextricable link between the environment and myself, I sculpt forms from items that are cast aside by nature and society. Conceptually my work pushes the boundaries of traditional art and engages in real world issues such as sustainability by raising awareness and appreciation for our natural resources, it is conscious of leaving less of an imprint on nature." -Susan Benarcik
Personal letters, book pages taken from scientific literature as well as from trash novels, stacked on copper wires, hanging from the ceiling in Mental Notes, 2007; numerous hands cast after the artist's hand almost touching the grass on the ground are moving weightless with the draft in Losing Touch, 2006; and the beautiful composition created by Ladder Pattern (2005-2008) form the structure of the installation Collected Response. Susan Benarcik captures the ephemeral nature of a thought, a touch, a feeling, or a memory.
Collected Response is curated by Elisabeth Akkerman and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.