Susan Mask

Statement

The human figure, as an artistic subject, appeals to me. My work includes figure and portraiture often in the gestural style. Through use of charcoal, pencil, pen and ink, with the occasional addition of color, I strive to capture the spirit of the subject.

My recent interest in genealogy has led to my discovery of the community of Oberlin in Raleigh, NC, circa 1860s-1950s, and its significant role in the social and political development of the African Americans. The Windows of Oberlin is a photograph I took of the Graves House, which belonged to my great grandparents, and submitted it as part of the recent August 2018 Shift Gallery Invitational.  I’m inspired by Oberlin’s fascinating history and seek to represent it through a variety of mediums.

slmask@comcast.net