Collage, mono printing.
Studio statement: The “Already Here Studios” began as a whirlwind installation and through a natural collaboration became an established creative space energetically occupied by Sarah and Susan, two irreverent and enthusiastic practitioners.
Sarah Wright, an investigative cartoonist using big paper, eye patches, some paint, her curated collection of sticks and puzzle pieces, pen, pencil and markers to illustrate the quirkiness of one’s inner life and the horrors of pop culture. In 2022, the large scale, five part series, “Barbie Goes Overboard” was a big hit with tween gallery hoppers.
Susan Clark investigates the nature of creativity and an inner life through found and acquired materials. She uses various and unexpected tools for inscribing, sewing machines, acrylic, spray paints, mark making media, all kinds of papers and cloth, sewn collage and gel printing plates on her journey. She also leads workshops on the nature of play and creative freedom. These workshops offer various expressive techniques such as working with gel plate printing and collage as tools for nurturing spontaneity and free flow, expressive painting for moving through creative blocks.