Susanne Kennedy Horsch
BA (hons) Art and Design, Carlow Institute of Technology
New Generation Gallery
My work is autobiographical, drawing inspiration from memory. The overall aesthetic I aim to create is poignant yet abject, as it highlights the beauty found within the cycles of decay. Through visualising this decay, I explore the sublime: the beauty and horror of all living organisms. These depictions hold symbolic significance to my understanding of the individual as part of a larger microorganism that spreads beyond human life. Fungi is also used in my work as a visual and critical response towards religious doctrines such as heaven and hell and their traumatic effects. In projecting moving images of the body on to this series of mycelium studies, I aim to evoke a visceral symbiosis of life beyond the physical human experience – that all life is connected and is not a set of binaries or dualisms as some religious doctrines propose.
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