Articulated Creation

Susan Schanerman is an artist and writer. Just shy of twenty years ago, she began her career as a painter. No stranger to obstacles, she also overcame a debilitating disease as a child. Her latest period referred to as “heART”, primarily focuses on communicating to the art public “heart to heart...soul to soul.” Typically known for her vibrant colors, her submitted artwork for StArt is just the antithesis. On display is her growing collection of black and white abstract and geometric drawings that express the chaos and constant stimuli in which we live in.

Black and White and Red All Over

“I am often told that my work is inspiring, uplifting, whimsical, playful and fun. I use vibrant color and much of my work has a child-like tone. I’ve often thought that it is speaking for the child within me, the child whose life never again even approached normalcy after polio. Most of my work expresses the freedom and joy of childhood, something I never really experienced myself. What permeates all of my work, is that it speaks directly from my heart and soul . . . it’s a means of communication . . . heart to heart . . . soul to soul.”


Susan describes art as her complete passion, an activity and practice with the ability to heal mind, body, and soul, “often the tonic that gets me out of emotionally dark places.” Susan describes her experience of joining ArtLifting as one of great empowerment for herself, “I never wanted to admit or see myself as disabled. After I was rid of the braces and crutches, my disability wasn’t obvious. Maybe that attitude served me well over the years . . . and maybe not. The real truth was and is that I was hiding and denying a significant part of myself. I hate the word “disabled” and always have . . . but to me, the fact that I’ve reached out to ArtLifting is a demonstration of owning, accepting, even embracing the part of myself that I have denied and rejected for my entire life.”

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