Susan Eder Artworks

ORCHIDS Genetically-based, environmentally-influenced mutations can cause aberrations in petal structure and color. This series compares normal and mutated orchid blossoms of the same variety.

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SHELLS “Parallel Lives” displays two seashells of the same species, one in good condition, the other deformed or damaged.The contrasts provide an exploration of ideal vs. distorted form and an allegory of the vagaries of fate.

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CLOVERS Clovers with more than three leaves are mutations resulting from environmental and genetic causes, reproductive errors based on faulty biochemistry. Yet, four-leaf clovers have been considered fortuitous for millennia. Straightforwardly photographed, they illustrate the paradox between material vs. symbolic qualities.
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PYRAMIDS Objects in a given category are ranked according to a specific criterion, providing a framework on which to re-examine our instincts for discernment, comparison and evaluation. The pyramid structure places items in ascending order, from left to right and bottom to top.
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VISION Two series examine the deeply personal nature of seeing. In "Frames of Reference", scenes are photographed through friends’ and family members’ eyeglasses; "Seeing Through (Artists’ Eyes)" documents the eyes of artists’ self-portraits.

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NATURE There is a fluid edge between scientific scrutiny and poetic interpretation, where the impulse to dissect and compare yields metaphor as well as data. Applied to flowers and insects, these techniques suggest ideas of value, vulnerability and transience.

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CULTURE "Census" surveys images of deities, through history and across cultures, found in museums; "Snowmen" focuses on snow figures’ faces, made of natural and household remnants, which gain expression and individuality.

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