I Dwell in Impossibility 2


I Dwell in Impossibility 2

Wall Art
Size: 24H x 36W mounted on foamcore

Subjects: Figure
Styles:  Modern
Mediums: Photography
Materials:Photo mounted on foamcore, gloss finish


I dwell in Impossibility is a collaborative suite of photographs by Susan Hensel &  her son John Hensel.

I dwell in the creative impossible, choosing to depict the transgression of gender role interacting with age; to create a poetic representation of both diminishment and power, neither male nor female, impossibly pregnant…liminal in all possible ways.  Neither one nor the other, neither yin nor yang.

When collaborating, Susan sets the parameters of costume and objects to be manipulated and then allows the collaborator to direct the action.  Drawing on extensive study of African masquerade culture, she allows the objects and costumes to inhabit her will, allowing her aged, broken body to dance free in the spirit of the costume.

Wall Art: Photography

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 × 36 × 10.5 in