SITE-SPECIFIC ART: Suki
For Suki, site-specific art can work both ways; sometimes the site comes first and other times it's the idea. Here is her take on art that alters our experience of place.
How do you approach your projects? Do you find a site and see it as a potential place to work with, or do you have an idea and search for a space?
A bit of both, sometimes I see a spot that needs something and other times I have an idea that I need to get out of my head and then I search for a place.
What interests you about art that is built into a landscape?
I like the idea of art working with and adding to the surroundings, it draws you into the environment and helps you to appreciate the quiet beauty of the landscape.
Can you tell us a little bit about how the viewer plays into your art?
I like changing and adding to the environment to emphasise the beauty there is in the world and I do it to inspire people and make their days a little brighter.
What is most challenging about your kind of art and how do you combat that?
Time is probably the most challenging aspect in my creative pursuits but I try to remember there are 24 usable hours in a day so I do my best to make the most of every minute.
What is most rewarding?
When you stand back and see the finished piece and how it fits beautifully into the surroundings. And when you see that something you have created makes a positive difference to someone’s day.
Anything else noteworthy to add?
My creative pursuits are many and varied, I’m a passionate printmaker, paper, textile and yarn artist and spend my days designing and creating. I love learning and exploring old techniques and skills and using them to express contemporary ideas, feelings and themes.
Curated and managed by Street Art Consultancy – Alleycat Creative