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Remember in Every Cell of Your Being

Susie Dureau

Oil on polycotton
31cm H x 36cm W
One-of-a-kind original
Framed in Tasmanian oak

Susie Dureau’s Remember in Every Cell of Your Being, from the series Fathoms, speaks to the idea that memory resides in the cells of our bodies and in the landscapes we inhabit. As an artist, Susie is making an ongoing inquiry into the idea of ancestral memory. Current scientific research suggests that our ancestors’ experiences are mapped out in our DNA, informing our instincts and emotions. We are the products of centuries of lifetimes, many of which, Susie says, she feels sure, occurred in or by the ocean.

Susie says of this work: “The coastal landscape (the environment my body is intricately connected to) offers a compelling sensory field for me to explore my being – this is why I am drawn to it. My painting practice engages a method of cultivated curiosity: slowing down and attuning my senses to the landscape, thereby accessing embodied knowledge that arises from thinking and feeling in unison. 

“Nature speaks to me in nonverbal languages of light, colour, texture, temperature and tone; these are also the languages of painting. Painting is a collaboration between the sensory body, the mind and emotion, the material pigments and ground. Through the artworks in this exhibition, I borrow these languages to fathom a bond between myself and the landscape: a bond that is both commonplace and mystifying.”

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