Suzanne Gibbs

is creating paintings, drawings, and books!

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About

To share the value of creativity, communication, and connection. I make art. I write books and articles. I draw and create video. All for you—a community that matters to me more than you could possibly ever know!

Current work is:

The series, "Shhh, Say Nothing"
is my visual interpretation of all people who have been asked literally, or by consent implied to hold their/our tongue and ...say nothing, for a lifetime and for centuries...

Questioning myself first, and societal norms second, I source material for my paintings from deeply private personal inquiry. With my art tools in hand I start with a rejection of all I know and I ask: Why are things the way they are?

I wonder about the stories we tell ourselves and, importantly, all of the stories that never get told and all of the people who are never heard. I examine my feelings and thoughts about the mundane, repetitive, unnoticed, and underappreciated labor of women that often goes unpaid or underpaid. Why do we say nothing? Why when we do talk are we not heard? From this, I paint contemporary abstract portrait and figurative paintings.

Here is a sample from the series.
Suzanne Gibbs, ©2019, Purple Lipped Confusion, painting on wood with mixed media collage, 24 x 24 inches. Original available $4800.

My paintings attempt to expose the tedious labor that must be done (often by women) or the scaffolding of society as we know it will fall apart.

As a Patreon subscriber you are invited to be a part of watching my work unfold and come to resolution. You are a part of the collaborative conversations that will be hosted in this space. I will search for people willing to share their stories about under-recognized labor of any kind—from toilet scrubbing to fill in the blank __________. I will make work from what I learn.

I am excited to create the "Shhh, Say Nothing" body of work and accompanying book.

Patreon will be the continuous container that documents my research and our conversations via art, writing, and video.

As a patron you can expect:
  1. An open door to my studio practices + habits
  2. To view my art via images, video, and text posts + stuff I send you
  3. My original art for sale in advance of the general public (and at undisclosed discounts)

Join the "Shhh, Say Nothing" project at any tier level.

My art practice has always included others. Either working together side-by-side, collaborating on a project, or simply sharing the finished work—that's why I felt Patreon was a prefect place to build a community of shared voices.

I've always known that I cannot do my best work alone.

...because,
I know that work not shared becomes flat and biased.
I know that my work grows in perspective and meaning when viewed and discussed—especially when I am asked to defend my visual choices and ideas.
I know that many voices can add to the beautiful story we call life.

I labor unnoticed, in my studio when I make work—often working in silence. Here on Patreon you can get an insiders look into my creative process and share your thoughts in this community.
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This is a baby step. I am thrilled to be a Patreon creator and I want to tell you how much I love your support, thanks!
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Writings
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