Susie MacMurray Artist, Classical Musician

A first encounter with the work of artist Susie MacMurray inevitably places the viewer right at the centre of the key issue in her work - the tension between extremes of sensual and aesthetic response: Ying/yang; anima/animus; soft/hard; a dress/not a dress; love/death; freedom/constraint; power/submission. The seduction of her pieces draws you to them with a lightness of touch that belies their complexity and, more often than not, their aggressive, confrontational qualities that deny their commentary on difficult issues such as anorexia, mortality and bereavement.