Charred Totems by Suze Woolf, painter, sculptor in Seattle
March 4– May 15, 2017

SJIMA will exhibit Suze Woolf’s twelve suspended, cast paper tree paintings and three pine beetle books which begin a conversation about the risk of loss in our NW forests due to beetle infestation and fires.  The artist’s concern about climate change emerges in this series on burned-over forests.

“I’ve met my goal when I’ve transported the viewer into the world of the painting but that viewer remains aware my hand wielded the brush.  The painting walks a line between invoking reality and a collection of brush strokes,” says Woolf.

Suze Woolf’s work may be seen in several public collections in Washington and Arizona.  She has been a guest juror and workshop speaker at multiple forums.  Her awards include artist in residence appointments at Glacier, Zion, and Grand Canyon National Parks and exhibitions in Durango, Oklahoma, University of Puget Sound, Denver, St. George, UT, British Columbia, and New York.