A collaboration (in progress) with Spanish artist Leticia Sampedro using film, installation, and live performance to recontextualize the Holy Trinity through a feminist, Earth honoring lense.
An installation altar devoted to nourishing and honoring the earthliness and sensuality of the Virgin Mary. The altar mimics shapes inherent in Catholic iconography in its format, while also bearing fruit, flowers, hair, and seashells elevating and including such earthly and human elements into the realm of the "Divine."
This piece was made as part of a larger, continuing body of work attempting to restore autonomy and voice to the human known as Mary, to nourish and explore the possibilities of her being outside of the Virgin and Mother roles.
Artist devoted to FEEDING
The Living Gallery, 2016
Presented underneath two of the artist's abstract paintings, Susannah created an altar devoted to honoring her Grandmother, Irene Scott Gilland, also a painter, shortly after her passing. The altar was offered as a space to reflect on and give thanks to her life-force (and for others to connect with their own Grandmothers) and to bless and support her transition into the next realm. A china cup sits as centerpiece on top of a duvet cover her Grandmother sewed by hand, both heirlooms passed down that speak deeply to the inherited, floral-centric aesthetic Susannah holds sacred. Cobs of corn and field grass are extentions of Scotty's country home and devotion to nature as highest muse and lover, and shells full of turquoise glitter echo the sea-brought objects that sat on her windowsills, another beloved icon passed down as sacred throughout the generations.