A SENSE OF PLACE
Susan Mabin has a curious and experimental practice that is motivated by cultural, social and environmental conversations around 'place'. In A Sense of Place, Mabin explores these themes in a series of paintings, flora maps and ceramics.
The contrast in her materials directly contributes to the dialogue between her sculpture and ceramic works. In her floral maps, the materials gathered from introduced species are held together by strands of native flax, referencing the botanical and cultural interweaving of our society. Her ceramics hold similar environmental conversations around the integration of discarded manmade items into the clay forms.
Mabin's oil-painted landscapes on paper and canvas, celebrate the sculptural forms of our beloved landscapes in bold and simplified forms.