As I became aware that the history of art is the history of people, I saw that it is possible to bring people together through the language of art. Following the tradition of women using stitches to create, mend, and heal, my quiet pictures portray the fragile wonder and miracle that is our world. Through photos cut apart and fractured pieces stitched back together, they offer hope that humans will come together, assuring succeeding

generations a healthy, peaceful, safe, and breathing world.

                                                                                                                                  - Susan Hyde Greene, 2018




Susan Hyde Greene is not part of an organized movement, there is no name for this movement. Yet like artists, writers and intellectuals the world over she is clearly playing out a role in trying to heal the dying planet. These artists are pretty ticked off that the modern world has allowed pollution to happen and proliferate. They are so angry, in fact, that they are in the time-honored artistic tradition of protest. Some loudly protesting, others like Greene, protesting in more subtle ways. By using mending techniques of cutting, pasting, and gluing collaged patterns she disturbs the serene moments she catches with her camera. This is her way of calling attention to the impossible task ahead to repair the world. If asked, Greene will say that she is deeply troubled by the devastation caused by pollution but only recently understands that in her artwork she has been unconsciously using methods of mending to heal the dying planet all along.

Greene studied textiles, photography and art history, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Hawaii, Manoa. She received a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Utah, where she was awarded a Graduate Research Fellowship Award as well as selected for membership in the honor society of Phi Kappa Phi. Additionally, she received a Master of Science in Special Education from Dominican University to develop methods of making art accessible to all people. She is an Access Advisor for the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and the recipient of awards and grants including a Marin Arts Council Individual Artist grant for photography and First Place in the 2013 Center for Photographic Art Juried Exhibition. Her works are included in public and private collections including Adobe Systems, the Institute of Health and Healing, Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, Bread & Roses, Corte Madera, CA, Smith Andersen North, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, University of Hawaii and the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. Recently, her work has been shown at Triton Museum of Art, Santa Clara, CA, Smith Andersen North, San Anselmo, CA, The Carl Cherry Center, Carmel, CA, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco, CA., and Green Chalk Contemporary, Monterey, CA.

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