Susie Mendelsson and her ‘Wonderful World of Weird’ art
PUBLISHED: 08:59 25 June 2019 | UPDATED: 09:29 28 June 2019
PICTURE: Chris Rowbury
The beautiful thing about art is that there are no limits or boundaries.
Your imagination is allowed to run wild and that is exactly what led local artist Susie Mendelsson from Woodbridge to create her world of weird and wonderful sculptures and art pieces. Starting out as a graphic designer before moving on to become a painter, Ms Mendelsson then found her path to re-using materials such as milk cartons and mascara wands. Anything from ring pulls, old toothbrushes, bottle tops and even avocado stones, there are no restrictions to the materials she uses, only one aspect has to be covered, to feel a connection to it.
Ms Mendelsson was brought up in London by her Jewish parents but moved to Suffolk in 2010 where she started to concentrate on 3D structures. These are currently being showcased in her own home through the Suffolk Open Studios event taking place throughout June.
She was delighted to guide 35 guests throughout her first exhibition and is more than happy to talk you through her work and the motivation behind it, which is both fascinating and inspiring.
Her passion is contagious and you find yourself walking through a labyrinth of artwork that is striking, eerie and visually stunning.
Although some of the pieces have macabre characteristics to them, they are also strangely endearing as Ms Mendelsson explains: "It's the psychological landscapes inside peoples heads that inspire me more. My work is sometimes disconcerting and dark, but there's always an element of humour in there somewhere."
Ms Mendelsson previously exhibited during the second week of June where she successfully sold 7 of her pieces, one of those to a couple who admire her work so much that they travelled all the way from Northampton just to see her latest display.
The good news is Ms Mendelsson will be opening her doors again so if you would like to view her thought-provoking and vivid art sculptures, they will be on show for a second time on Saturday June 29 and Sunday 30 between 11am - 5pm. For more information, please visit: