American artist Suzette Marie Martin centers body language in narratives of human relationship. Recent work pairs medical text and diagrams with isolated figures in gestures of distress, documenting the emotional consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. Her Anthropocene series explores ecological collapse through an ecofeminist perspective, combining molecular symbols and chemical formulae with nature deities struggling to survive. Past series use the unguarded body language of sleep to signal both intimacy and estrangement within domestic relationships.
Martin's practice is informed by observational studies and inquiry into environmental issues, with references to academic art traditions, goddess mythology and 20th Century expressionist mark making.