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Susan Deakin


Foliage for Epicureans
Foliage for Epicureans Susan Deakin Artist Book plant juices embossed artist book epicureanFoliage for Epicureans Susan Deakin Artist Book plant juices embossed artist book epicurean

Foliage for Epicureans

An original, one-off book of three volumes bound in linen with handsome drop-box. The pages show the embossed leaves of herbs, vegetables and fruits with their names on each page, either blind embossed in type, or, in the case of the vegetables, written in their own juices. (photo by Anthony Harrison)

Embossed plants on Somerset paper
31cm x 19cm

Statement

I have been a visual artist for most of my life. Printmaking, painting, artist books, sound and drawing are tools I have used to try and express the growing, natural world, in one form or another.

Gardening connects me with fundamentals - through air we breathe and food we eat, we are made one with the whole scene around us. I try to reflect this in what I make.

My work is in private and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Dartington Hall Trust, Oxford University and hospitals in the South West. I have exhibited in commercial and public galleries across the UK since 1990 and something of mine can always be found at the Devon Guild of Craftsmen's Riverside Mill Gallery in Bovey Tracey.

I welcome visitors to my home studio. Invitations to commission can be made directly through this website, by ringing 01803 732634 or by email - sue@suedeakin.com.

 

Biography

2008 - 10 University of Plymouth - MA  fine art

1973 - 76 Falmouth School of Art  - BA  fine art

 

 

This artist has been practicing since she first graduated in 1976. Preferring the natural world to the man-made one, Susan tries to draw attention to its complexity and beauty through printmaking, drawing and painting, sound and book works. Although she exhibited widely for many years, this aspect of 'artistry' has become less absorbing in recent years. Instead, the cultivation of her own food has become a powerful stimulus and she regards her garden and allotment as both larder and studio.

Patronised in the past by health authorities and private individuals, Susan is open to new ideas for commissioning.