Susan Guerrero creates a contemporary mythology that combines physical reality, the oneiric material of dreams, the subconscious, magic, and the visible and the hidden reality that surrounds us.
She reformulates ancient mythologies by merging them with her personal experience of the sacred through mythical stories, traditions, legends, rituals, superstitions and intuitive revelations. For example, a new story where a decapitated woman doesn't have to die, can heal her wounds with biblical myrrh and stay alive.
Making each piece is a ritual; choosing every material, configuring every shape. Every element, brings poetic meaning and symbolism. The process is an exorcism. Transforming physical pain as purification of the body and the spirit, its laceration as the offering to the miracle of life.