The Sandwich Bureau – ‘Touched and Untouched’ Susan Brown

Susan-brown-Lotus-conflict-and-co-operation-100Independents-short-100 ‘Touched and Untouched’ Susan Brown
15 September – 6 October 2010

The Sandwich Bureau hosts an exhibiton of startling and unusual paintings by Susan Brown. Using the medium Hammerite as a starting point oil paint is then applied as an over layer to create interesting effects. The lotus is rooted in the mud but floats on the water without becoming wet or muddy.  This symbolises how one should live in the world untouched by one’s surroundings.

It is also considered a symbol for the centre of consciousness.   On the outstretched petals are the symbols of three main faiths, Hindu, Christian and Islam which float with the lotus touching it without being sullied by the mud and water surrounding them.  They are part of the consciousness.

The bright centre of the flower can represent the afterlife that all faiths strive to achieve.  This is obscured from the outer petals.

Part of the Independents Liverpool Biennial strand.

Venue details:
SandwichThe Sandwich Bureau

60 Wood Street, Liverpool L1 4DQ
Phone: 01517098687
Opening Times: Mon-Fri 10.00-20.00 closed weekends

Susan Brown