Original Medium: Mixed Media (drawings & digital painting)
Location of box art: 10th & O Streets
Originally from the New York city area, Susan Silvester lived in Dallas, before moving to Sacramento, California. Her artistic background is vast. As a fabricator, she created art pieces for Robert Rauschenberg, Tom Wesselman, and Marisol. Silvester sculpted clay animation models for Pee Wee’s Playhouse, designed computer graphics for the animated TV movie “Santa and the Snowmen,” and she created one of the sets for the retired Back to the Future ride at Universal Studios Hollywood. Silvester created models for TV commercials such as, The Pillsbury Dough Boy, Twizzlers, Teddy Grahams, Acura, and she sculpted prototype toys for Warner Brothers and Disney. She was also a digital designer on one of the first PC computer games, “Rise of the Triad.”
Silvester has also been an adjunct professor teaching fundamentals of design, color theory and observational drawing at a local college. She maintains a studio at the Verge Center for the Arts and is focused on creating new original works.
Inspired by fairy tales, natural science, Sci-Fi, art history, and the decorative arts, my work brings together layered elements which are psychological rather than literal stories. Keeping these concepts in mind, I created a design referencing my personal fantasy world filled with the local animals and my costumed figures that contrasts with the urban terrain.