Susan Bottrell is an American artist living and working in Paris, France. After studying Fine Art at Otis Art Institute/Parsons School of Design, she settled in Los Angeles where she worked in the film industry, notably as a set decorator for film, television and commercial productions. Since relocating to Paris, Susan has concentrated on her own studio practice. Her work weaves the themes of memory and time; unraveling connections she seeks to uncover the eternity of a moment. 

My process is always in flux, the work in progress is a record of an intimate moment that is fleeting, ephemeral. My vocabulary of signs, traces and marks are metaphors for the time that passes.  I slowly dissect the whole with the goal of exposing something raw, fragile and true.  Making the moment something permanent is my ultimate aspiration. 

photo credit:  Ivana Kalvacheva