The Ashes to Art Project 2012 – The Ashes To Art Project 2012
Auction Ends: Oct 21, 2012 10:00 PM EDT


Rising Above The Ashes

Item Number
100 USD to seattle2012
Number of Bids
3  -  Bid History

Item Description

Artist:  Suzi Whitaker

Medium:  Mixed media

Size/Dimensions:  22" x 32” 

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Artist's Web Address:

Artist's Phone Number:  304-588-7513

Artist's Address:  290 Pine Terrace, Wellsburg, WV 26070

Suzi Whitaker has been working in the art field since her graduation from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA, in 1982. She is an accomplished graphic designer, mixed media artist and sculptor and her work has been sold throughout the U.S. and many European countries. Her work is part of the permanent collection of West Virginia University-Parkersburg.

Special Instructions

Artist's Statement:

"The charcoal I received for this project, helped to find my vision for this piece. I burned paper and used it and the ash for the ground to represent the fire’s destruction. Old grocery bags were  torn, then I burned the edges and used the charcoal to write the letters to form the words. I owned the old quilt, and it was easy to rip apart, this quilt represents the communities, the people woven together, building over again…to rise above, and help one another grow upward again. The quilt shows new growth in the ash pile. The base is acrylic paint and the charcoal was used all over this piece, throughout all the layers."


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