Susan White

Recent Japan residency images/info at
July 29, 2010, 5:26 pm
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Change the Truth Foundation Fundraiser
June 19, 2010, 5:31 pm
Filed under: thornworks

This is my piece for the Change the Truth Foundation

fundraiser to be held on June 25 at Leedy Voulkos Art Center.

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to learn more about this amazing organization founded by Gloria Baker Feinstein.  photography by EG Schempf

crosshatch II 2010
March 12, 2010, 6:32 pm
Filed under: thornworks

Crosshatch II      2010

This piece made of thorns from the honey locust tree was part of a temporary installation at the Kansas City Design Center in February.  It was 42″ in diameter.

Photography by EG Schempf

March 12, 2010, 6:26 pm
Filed under: thornworks

detail from Crosshatch II

photography by EG Schempf

February 14, 2010, 11:47 pm
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January 20, 2010, 3:39 am
Filed under: Pyrographs

This is one of a new series of self portraits.  They are pyrographs or burn drawings, on paper with paper embedded into the work.

In a series of self portraits I’m drawing further on the relationship between the environment and the body. I see relationships emerging between the infinite nature of digital information and the finite world, between the constant sense of making and remaking of oneself. There is something about the eternally shifting relationship between order and chaos and the struggle to reach a point of equilibrium.

photography by EG Schempf

September 12, 2009, 3:39 pm
Filed under: thornworks

Sanctuary in Red

Sanctuary in Red
September 12, 2009, 3:35 pm
Filed under: thornworks

This piece is in the auction exhibition at the Nerman Museum to be held on October 24, 2009.

I’m interested in this structure as a kind of uncertain sanctuary, suggesting a sense of  refuge in discomfort.

I’m intrigued by and often overwhelmed with the constant negotiation between order and disorder; the sense of  random chaos versus  the need for organizing structure.

The work is constructed of thorns from the honey locust tree.

The holes through which the thorns are pierced are made with the use of a burning tool. The same tool used to make the pyrographs.

Photography by E.G. Schempf

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
August 18, 2009, 2:10 am
Filed under: Pyrographs

These are images from a newly completed commission for the JE Dunn corporate collection.  It is a pyrograph of the steel infrastructure of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, designed by Moshe Safdie. It reveals the bone structure of the building and   as  construction progresses  this amazing infrastructure is being enveloped in concrete.  As with the one minute videos, this pyrograph is a drawing  related to the construction of this building. The size of the drawing is 51″ x 88″.  Photography by E.G. SchempfKauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts / detail
Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts / detail 2

Broadway Boogie Woogie II (video still)
June 23, 2009, 4:32 pm
Filed under: City One Minutes Videos

Broadway Boogie Woogie II