Susan W Knight, a Melbourne based visual artist, studied Arts and Education at La Trobe University and Fine Arts at RMIT. Her preferred medium at that time was paint. However the past decade has seen a more diverse range of materials including botanical specimens, mirrored and fluorescent laser cut acrylic, manipulated (found) photographic images and candle wax.
In her current series ‘Cut between the Space’ Susan has harnessed the cyanotype process to examine and reinterpret everyday objects.
The cyanotype or blueprint, a light sensitive printing process used to copy architectural and mechanical drawings, has been taken up to capture commonplace designs. Knight examines the form and function of household items, but she is also interested in the unique attachment we have to our personal possessions. These objects have the ability to connect us to a particular time and place in our memories and imaginings.