10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. (26.7 x 21.3 cm)
Medium and Support:
Monoprint with chine colle
Purchased with funds provided by Tom and Loretta Witt
Label from Beyond 2-D: Surface Play with Paper, LaSalle Art Museum, November 1, 2021- May 30, 2022
Suzanne Benton is a New York native. She has extensively traveled, sharing her art in over 34 countries. She is a painter, printmaker and creator of metal masks which she uses for performance art. Her monoprint, Goddess, features a six-handed goddess on a stage, emanating mystical power. The red tone creates an emotional and powerful work. Using complementary colors, a delicate green embossment is depressed into the paper in a semi-circular design, suggesting a theatrical setting. The deity is possibly the Indian Hindu goddess Kali, destroyer of evil forces. The collaged figure of the goddess, standing on a pedestal, is surrounded by a gold background, suggesting her power and importance. Benton uses chine collé, layering red squares at the bottom of the composition on top of the ornate embossment.
Nicole Price, Class of 2019