Gallery: Recycled Paper Sculptural Installations by Susan Benarcik

 

For some of us, the growing clutter in our lives often results in tall stacks of unwanted papers or un-filed documents that migrate around the home or workspace. For sculptural installation artist Susan Benarcik, old newspapers and recycled papers are precious materials for her tactile sculptural pieces and evocative wall treatments. Part printmaker and part sculptor, Benarcik searches for evidence of life in the most basic organic materials and then cleverly alchemizes these finds into assemblages of deep patterning and hypnotic rhythm. The artist’s handmade elemental forms suggest new possibilities for sustainability, materiality, and our ability to adapt successfully to both the natural and built world.

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