Dimezzato e Mettere


Dimezzato e Mettere

artists book
Size: 5.75 H x 3.5W x .5 D, closed

Subjects: abstract thought
Styles: suggestive
Mediums: drawing, bookbinding
Materials: paper, pencil, colored pencil,coptic binding



Drawing has always been an important part of my practice as an artist. I draw realistically, sometimes.  But more often than not, my drawings are intuitive abstractions, representations of emotions or events.  They are often diaristic without being obviously so. This piece was inspired by the memory of the Italian novel Il Visconte Dimezzato that I read in college.  I can remember little about it except that the Viscount somehow had been cloven in half, and became 2 seperate selves: Buono (good) and Gramo (the Bad) . It ultimately ended well.


artists book, work on paper


Susan Hensel
Susan Hensel is a multidisciplinary artist, with a 50+ year career, who combines a mixed media practice with embroidery across digital and manual platforms. Susan received her BFA from the University of Michigan in 1972 with a double major in painting and sculpture and a concentration in ceramics. With a history, to date, of over 200 exhibitions, more than 30 of them solo, twenty garnering awards. Above all, Hensel’s desire to communicate stories through art continues to be a powerful motivator. Hensel’s artwork is known and collected nationwide, represented in collecting libraries and museums.


Additional information

Dimensions 2 × 21 × 21 in