Suzanne Beautyman
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Brigitte Martin liked Suzanne Beautyman's photo
Sep 19, 2013
carolina apolonia left a comment for Suzanne Beautyman
"your work is truly beautiful!"
Dec 7, 2010
Suzanne Beautyman left a comment for Thea Clark
"Thank you so much Thea! I've just added a few more pics into my profile as well. Best wishes x your work! Suzanne"
May 11, 2010
Suzanne Beautyman left a comment for L. Sue Szabo
"Hi Sue, Thanks! Yes- Tiff and I just spent this last year together. She's been a great colleague. I graduated from Cranbrook last week and I'm afraid I'm not in the area much longer, but thanks so much for the welcome! :) I was down…"
May 11, 2010
Suzanne Beautyman left a comment for Margaret Henkels
"Hi Margaret, Thanks for your interest in my work! I've also just added some more pics into my profile if you'd like to check out more of my recent work. Best Wishes! Suzanne"
May 11, 2010
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May 10, 2010
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May 10, 2010
Suzanne Beautyman is now friends with L. Sue Szabo, Harriete E Berman and Thea Clark
May 9, 2010
Thea Clark left a comment for Suzanne Beautyman
"Hi Suzanne I really love your work. So happy to find it here."
May 9, 2010
L. Sue Szabo left a comment for Suzanne Beautyman
"love this work suzanne. i'm in toledo and my friend tiffany massey is getting her bfa at cranbrook. just saw iris e. give a lecture here- i'm in toledo/bg area. welcome!"
May 9, 2010
Margaret Henkels left a comment for Suzanne Beautyman
"Really beautiful work."
May 9, 2010
Suzanne Beautyman posted photos
Feb 21, 2010

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Florence, Italy
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Artist Statement

Cracked surfaces, hard steel, fragile enamel, intimate pattern. Activated by their relationship to the body, my most recent series of brooches incorporates the wearer’s role in conceptual expression while referencing jewelry’s historically decorative use and suggested expression of wealth. Exploring perceived ideas of beauty, belonging, and economic status, my work draws from jewelry’s traditional function and juxtaposes it against figurative representations of industrial and personal landscapes. But while such images tend to evoke a romantic attachment to the decaying, the fact they are photographs of the abandoned and not the actual objects left behind creates an impalpable divide between the outside viewer and the photographic subject. In this way the work toys with the vogue perception of beauty in the decaying. Without the images, the forms are reduced to blank vessels. They reference an urban nakedness through line and form found in both natural and architectural elements of a contemporary urban setting. The resulting forms strive to question the relationship of self and location within the context of socioeconomic factors such as class association and wealth.

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At 2:55pm on December 7, 2010, carolina apolonia said…
your work is truly beautiful!
At 12:04pm on May 9, 2010, Thea Clark said…
Hi Suzanne I really love your work. So happy to find it here.
At 7:27am on May 9, 2010, L. Sue Szabo said…
love this work suzanne. i'm in toledo and my friend tiffany massey is getting her bfa at cranbrook. just saw iris e. give a lecture here- i'm in toledo/bg area. welcome!
At 6:52am on May 9, 2010, Margaret Henkels said…
Really beautiful work.
 
 
 

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