Susan Avishai

UNDERWOOD SERIES

My Underwood No. 5 typewriter was a flea market find, a heavy inelegant paean to the past-- lovely simply for what it was, no longer for what it did. Drawing it became an understanding of the clunky knobs, the exposed innards, the physicality of squeezing and tapping, the sticky springs and keys, the aural ding and zip.

I used dry media and collage, found newspaper and magazine ads of similar vintage, and tin panels from my 1910 Boston kitchen ceiling, so each work became another piece of the experience, poem-like, an elegy to the unheralded workhorse that bridged the eras of pen and computer chip.

coloured pencil on paper  [SOLD]
  
coloured pencil and pastel on paper[SOLD]
  
mixed dry media on paper[SOLD]
     
  
coloured pencil and oil pastel on paper [SOLD]
  
Oil on board [SOLD]
  
Coloured pencil on paper  [SOLD]
     
  
coloured pencil and pastel on paper [SOLD]
  
collage, pastel, and conte on paper[SOLD]
  
pastel on paper  [SOLD]
     
  
coloured pencil and pastel on paper  [SOLD]
  
coloured pencil on paper [SOLD]
  
mixed media on tin [SOLD]
     
  
mixed media on tin [SOLD]
  
Mixed media on tin [SOLD]
  
Mixed media on tin  [available]
     
  
oil pastel on paper [avaliable]
  
coloured pencil and pastel on paper  [SOLD]
  
gouache on silk  [SOLD]
     
  
coloured pencil and pastel on paper [SOLD]
  
pastel, graphite and coloured pencil on paper[available]
  
mixed media on paper [available]
     
  
graphite and pastel on paper
  
oil pastel on canson mi-teintes paper [SOLD]
  
graphite on paper [available]
     
  
coloured pencil on rag paper
  
coloured pencil on rag paper [SOLD]
  
Coloured pencil on rag paper
     
  
ink and watercolour on handmade paper [SOLD]
  
ink and watercolour on handmade paper
  
Coloured pencil on rag paper
     
  
mixed media [available]
  
collage and mixed media on paper [SOLD]
  
collage and mixed media on paper  [available]
     
  
collage and mixed media on paper [SOLD]
  
Mixed media and encaustic on canvas [SOLD]
  
mixed media on paper   [available]
     
  
mixed media and encaustic on canvas [available]
  
collage, mixed media, encaustic on canvas [SOLD]
  
mixed media on paper [available]