Susan Aaron-Taylor

Pleasant Ridge MI

Water Rat
Artist Statement
The imagery for my sculpture is sourced by dreams and shamanic journeys. Dream revelations reflect the universal as well as what is happening in my inner world. Shamanic journeys take me to non-ordinary reality, the Upper, Lower and Middle Worlds, and all that exists there. Trees, rocks, plants, animals, and insects are all living beings and have spirits. In shamanic travel I visit these non- ordinary worlds returning to connect what is revealed in the non-ordinary with the ordinary via the web of life. Once the images are revealed to me, the prima materia of wool fleece, bone, raw fiber, wood and stone along with shells, minerals, and metals join in a dance. My sculptures blend the physical and spiritual worlds creating a rhythm, balance, and harmony calling for the viewer to participate.
Past DAM Shows/Exhibitions
2011 Scholarship Award and Exhibition: Cranbrook Academy of Arts
2014 Annual Scholarship Awards & Exhibition: Cranbrook Academy of Art