Suzanne Scott Constantine

Interdisciplinary Artist and Writer

Last week the leader of the Charles Houston Community Writers (CHC Writers) interviewed me in my studio at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. Check out the resulting podcast here or on the CHC Facebook page.

In-Studio Interview

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What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open. -Muriel Rukeyser, from “Käthe Kollwitz” (1968) I discovered Muriel Rukeyser’s poem “Käthe Kollwitz” in the late 1970s, just as I was discovering my feminist consciousness. The words resonated…

When The World Splits Open

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A few images from my show on April 9. Here’s the audio from the spoken word performance at the Meet-the-Artist Reception.

Looking Out, Looking In

Surveillance. It’s one of my obsessions. You can see it in my eyes: I draw them, I paint them, and I wear them embedded in necklaces and earrings. I convert into eyes objects in the world such as oval shaped boxes or discarded lamp globes.…

The Revolutionary Gaze

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I am now settling into my own art studio in Building 5 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton, Virginia. My building houses 15 artists, all working in different genres and media. I shared a small studio for a month with my friend and colleague,…

In the Studio: Obsessions, Compulsions and Preoccupations

For the last 10 or so years, I have made my art in an at-home studio. It seemed like a luxury, at first, to be able to be with my materials anytime of day or night and to see the works-in-progress every day. There’s something…

Studio, Here I Come (again)

Summer seems like as good a time as any to start the blog I’ve been itching to write for at least the last five years. Students, most of them anyway, are away for the summer months, and it’s a little early to begin the preparations…

And so it begins . . .