Thursday, November 16, 2017
Positive Messaging Art by Susan O'Malley
When I was at the Oakland Museum I saw these prints and they struck me. They were by an artist named Susan O'Malley. Her artwork is deeply engaged in social practice, participatory exchanges, public art and positive messaging. All of O’Malley’s work, both as artist and curator, reflected a rare generosity and empathy for those around her — to the extent that her boundless enthusiasm sometimes baffled cynics unable to grasp the actual work of optimism:
Sadly, about 2 1/2 years ago O'Malley collapsed and never regained consciousness while in her last week of pregnancy with twins, who survived only briefly. Her positive spirit is missed.