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About the Artist: Sue Pearson

About the Artist: Sue Pearson Sista Hihi, by Sue Pearson Woodcut, 2008, 38" x 25" About the Artist: Sue Pearson Norfolk Island artist Sue Pearson is a descen- dant of the mutineers of the hms Bounty and the Tahitian women who settled on Pitcairn Island, and later Norfolk Island. In 1988, she received a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Newcastle University in Australia. During her time there, she was introduced to a wide range of art mediums, of which printmaking became her principle mode of artistic expression. Sue worked for several years as a graphic Photo by Mark designer in Australia, the Cook Islands, and Glentworth Nor folk Island while continuing to build her fine art practice. In 1995, she opened her first business—Aatuti Art—an art gallery retail store on Norfolk Island. In recent years, she has been the manager and co-designer of Pili Design, a company she owns and operates with her husband, Herman Pi‘ikea Clark. Sue uses her art to explore and visually express such themes as Nor- folk Island’s natural and political environments, and her people’s cultural heritage, history, and future aspirations. Sue uses trans-Pasifika symbols and motifs to illuminate the cultural connections that exist between Nor- folk Islanders, Tahitians, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Contemporary Pacific University of Hawai'I Press

About the Artist: Sue Pearson

The Contemporary Pacific , Volume 22 (1) – Feb 21, 2010

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Abstract

Sista Hihi, by Sue Pearson Woodcut, 2008, 38" x 25" About the Artist: Sue Pearson Norfolk Island artist Sue Pearson is a descen- dant of the mutineers of the hms Bounty and the Tahitian women who settled on Pitcairn Island, and later Norfolk Island. In 1988, she received a bachelor’s degree in Visual Arts from Newcastle University in Australia. During her time there, she was introduced to a wide range of art mediums, of which printmaking became her principle mode of artistic expression. Sue worked for several years as a graphic Photo by Mark designer in Australia, the Cook Islands, and Glentworth Nor folk Island while continuing to build her fine art practice. In 1995, she opened her first business—Aatuti Art—an art gallery retail store on Norfolk Island. In recent years, she has been the manager and co-designer of Pili Design, a company she owns and operates with her husband, Herman Pi‘ikea Clark. Sue uses her art to explore and visually express such themes as Nor- folk Island’s natural and political environments, and her people’s cultural heritage, history, and future aspirations. Sue uses trans-Pasifika symbols and motifs to illuminate the cultural connections that exist between Nor- folk Islanders, Tahitians,

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The Contemporary PacificUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 21, 2010

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