About the Book
Honey is given as a gift on this holiday to symbolize a sweet New Year. I thought this would be a clever way to make my New Year's gifts personal. In most cases the images portray my daughter, myself and originally our cat Ming and subsequently our new addition of the Calvin RIP and then Rosy.
The original illustrations are about 10" x 14". They are essentially mixed media: markers, oil pastel and pencils and in two cases the addition of digital imagery - always in different combinations. Each "Miniscape" is a reduced original digital copy individually hand-painted with gold and silver pens. The sheet is then cut with shearing scissors to give the edges a zig-zag finish. After, the mini art is glued onto Strathmore paper with a coloured decal edge. Each artwork is autobiographical and includes glimpses of my personal alphabet and symbolic imagery.My life has always been depicted and reflected in my imagery and since the death of my father in 2008, it has become even more apparent. They have become my illuminated manuscripts.
Susan Shulman studied at the Musée des Beaux Arts de Montreal, the Saidye Bronfman Center For The Arts, and received a BFA with distinction from Concordia University. As painter and visual artist, Susan has been prolific in creating bodies of work in both traditional & non-traditional art forms ranging from large scale oil paintings, mixed medium drawings, woodcuts, intaglio, to limited edition artist books, album covers, music videos, graphic comic series, illustrated stories to art animations. Her artistic journey to this date includes 12 solo shows and participation in numerous global group exhibitions. Her art is presently archived in the permanent collections of the MOMA in New York, Wales and the National Library of Melbourne. Over the last several years she has been exploring the transformative process of transferring PIGMENTS TO PIXELS and the juxtaposing of these elements into video and animation. gone through a progressive evolution and adaptation to the digital age.