Chimera series

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SUE HETTMANSPERGER
Chimera series, oil on linen, 27" x 24", 2003

Sue Hettmansperger received her MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1972. Her work is shown internationally, and she has had solo exhibitions in South Dakota, Iowa, Chicago, and New York City. She is currently a Professor of Painting and Drawing at the University of Iowa, where she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses for the past twenty-six years.

About the Chimera series, Sue writes: "In negotiating our lives on earth, human bodies and minds map their internal experiences and perceptions to the natural world. Operating under a set of assumptions that conform to human perception, we may often lack empathy for the dimension of our environment. The work reflects an ongoing interest in this arena: the complex relationship of humans to their environment, molecular organization, botany, and the physics of space."



This page was first published on September 8, 2004.

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