Susannah Mira is an American sculptor based in Houston who has been working with forms created by cutting repeat plywood forms using a laser cutter.
My work alters and re-contextualizes common objects and environments, giving form to issues raised by the promises of progress. The resultant sculptural installations rely on recognizable structures in uncommon renderings, employing available materials to highlight different perspectives on themes like fabrication, resourcefulness, and development. By using ordinary materials, the work creates dialogues between mass production and the art object as well as global and domestic economies, offering an at times uneasy commentary on the human capacity to create – as well as endanger – our surroundings. Susannah Mira