mixed media on paper
35" x 39"
Susan Gottlieb is a painter and a teacher. Her artwork focuses on cross-cultural mythology and symbolism and it is this fascination for ancient culture that takes her to the ends of the earth. Working in acrylic, graphite, collage and oil her work is known for a vibrant use of color and texture. Landscapes, figures, still life, and abstractions are translated into evocative symbolic compositions.
Susan's work is included in the book "Speaking for Themselves" The Artists of South Eastern Pennsylvania, by Daphne Landis.
Goethe said, “All things are metaphors.” All things are expressions of that which is Indescribable. Crossing time and place, symbolism and mythologies attempt to bring us into harmony with that which is beyond the metaphor. Beauty lies in the variations of cultural expression. I paint and travel to embrace that that is different from my own. My art celebrates the variety of metaphoric and ethnic expression with respect to the universal symbols, which underlie and connect us all.