Opon | Issue 6
World Upside Down
This series originated in the shadow of Mount Rundle, which I could see from my studio window while in residence at the Banff Centre. It was here that I first felt the urge to invert mountain sky, thereby making earthbound peaks from framed skylines – or in other words, where I started turning everything upside down.
Lighter than Air
Susannah Mira earned a master’s degree in Environmental Art at Aalto University in 2008, however, she considers her experiential education, gained by living and working at Arcosanti, the Chinati Foundation, Earthship Biotecture, and other aesthetic outposts just as important. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and has been awarded close to two dozen artist residencies throughout North America, including opportunities at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and with Signal Fire. Born in San Francisco and raised in a nondescript Philadelphia suburb, she has lived in Houston since 2013, where she is a member at the artist-run studio and exhibition space, Box 13. https://susannahmira.com