SUSAN CUTTS ARBS : “I USE MY OWN HANDMADE PAPER WORKING FROM
the raw fiber using traditional European equipment and techniques. The process of papermaking is vitally important to my work. The complex structure of the fibers enables me to create sculptural pieces without the use of glue, stitching or armatures. I use the image of ‘dress’ frequently in my work, its perception both historical and contemporary intrigue me”.
“I chose a shoe, typical of those worn by small children who worked in the northern mill towns of the 19th century, to represent the industrial landscape of Britain. The circle denotes the constant flow of people throughout this country which has, and continues, to shape this land”. SUSAN CUTTS Arbs