Missing Pieces

Serigraph: Ink on Paper

76" X 20.25"

Artist/Curatorial Statement

I would like to share one story about a print I produced in 2007 entitled Missing Pieces. I drew this image on a hilltop in Yelapa, Mexico; Missing Pieces originated from a commission from BC Ferries. My assistant and friend, Linda Gillan gave my husband the dimensions but he inadvertently reversed them. The artwork was to have been for a vertical space...not a horizontal one. The colour and beauty of my surroundings were infused into the overall design. At the time, I was thinking about how much nature is being lost – thus the title Missing Pieces. To make a long story short, I finished the artwork only to discover it was for a vertical stairwell. So I drew a new design, Visual Perception for the commission. Regardless, I produced Missing Pieces (a limited edition of 26) anyway, because it was an image I loved and had created based on where it was conceived, and why.

Susan Point

Exhibition(s): Transporters: Contemporary Salish Art

Legacy: National Gallery of Canada