Though transformed I will arise unchanged.
The title is a quote by 17th century Swiss mathematician, Jakob Bernoulli. The images, diagrams and equations reference the inherent nature of fractal geometry through the continual appearance of the logarithmic spiral. I am interested in dualities in our human condition-chance versus strategy, faith versus reason, serendipity versus design. I relate these themes to the patterns of fractal shapes found in nature and how the patterns relate to our relationship to and separation from nature.
Susan Lowdermilk creates artist books and limited edition prints in her home studio in Eugene, Oregon, working primarily in woodcut, wood engraving and etching. She is a full time faculty at Lane Community College’s Art and Applied Design Department in Eugene, Oregon, teaching courses in printmaking, artist books and graphic design. She also teaches artist book and printmaking workshops throughout the United States. Her artwork can be found in numerous public collections including the Getty Museum, the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library. The University of Oregon Special Collections Library is a repository for her artist books. Her work is represented in galleries throughout the United States. She earned her Master’s of Fine Art from the University of Oregon, and her Bachelor’s of Fine Art from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado.