A Pennsylvania resident, Susan Abrams has participated extensively in photographic exhibitions. In 2003 she received the Best of Show award from Photo Review magazine.


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  Susan Abram’s silver prints on handmade paper meld the media of photography and papermaking. She begins her creative efforts with the painstaking process of making individual sheets of paper using various natural fibers that impart a unique texture and character to each sheet. For her photographic images, she turns her eye to the natural world, capturing in her lens the natural patterns and textures of plants. Paper and image are then united in the darkroom. The handmade paper is coated with silver emulsion, exposed and developed using traditional darkroom techniques. The resulting marriage of the visual texture of the image and the surface texture of the paper is striking and elegant. Every step in the process yields opportunities for interaction and discovery resulting in a unique print that embodies the artist’s interest in the natural cycles of life and the universal forces of generation, growth and decay.
   

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Harvest

 

 

“Veins II”
Toned silver print on handmade paper
26.5” x 22.25”

 

 

 
“Weathered Maple”
Toned silver print on handmade paper
26.5” x 22.25”

 

 

 

“Leaf Pair”
Toned silver print on handmade paper
22.25” x 26.5”

 

 

 
“December Woods I”
Toned silver print on handmade paper
15.5” x 19.5”

 

 

 
“December Woods II”
Toned silver print on handmade paper
15.5” x 19.5”

 

 

 
“December Woods III”
Toned silver print on handmade paper
15.5” x 19.5”

 

 

 
“Centaurea Montana”
Toned silver print on handmade paper
19.5” x 15.5”