The Heroine’s Journey of Susanna Schulten

What is the best thing I love about my work? I love the freedom to create. I’m a accomplished painter, photographer and actress. As a painter I like to create original work, Photography is the art of the moment, as an actress I like to create the character with compassion and humanity.
What is my is my idea of happiness? I quote Albert Camus Happiness expects the simple harmony between a man and the life he leads.
What is my greatest fear? More wars, climate change, the ongoing destruction of this planet. The extinction of the beautiful animals.
Which is the trait I deplore most in myself? Being very self critical, self doubt, overthinking choices. Disliking the Art business.
Which living persons in my profession do I admire? Ai Weiwei, Gerhard Richter, Juliette Binoche, Amseln Kiefer, Oliver Stone. My greatest extravagance is traveling. I like to experience different cultures and countries. I would lie not to hurt anybody else or to protect myself.
When and where was I happiest in my work. I’m happy when I’m working on a great project or when I create a good photo or painting.
What is my most marked characteristic? I asked my friends to answer this, Humanitarianism, Compassion, Kindness, Intelligence, Talent.
What is the most inspirational location, in my city? The museums like Lacma, Mocca and the Getty.
What is my favorite place to eat and drink in my city? Canters, Sweet Lady Jane, Cole’s in La.
What is my greatest achievement in work? I achieved to be an international, accomplished artist. I’m invited in international exhibits. I got the respect from artists and critics I value respectfully. For me this is a great achievement.
Where would I most like to live? In Italy, France, Berlin or in LA where I live at the present moment.
What is my most treasured possession? My dog Max Beckmann
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? It can be difficult to make a living with art. Unless one has a certain commercial value as an artist. Than one is a commodity and investment for buyers,  similar  to Real Estate. I dislike the politics, the people you know decide if you have exhibits or not. But this is a very obvious and universal truth.
When and where was I the happiest in my work? I like being in nature with my dog. I photograph him a lot in different nature settings. I’m fairly happy than.
If I could, what would I change I change about myself? I’m an artist and I’m a philosopher I would like to have a better sense of business. To be more spontaneous with choices.
What books influenced my life and how? “The Stranger”by Camus, “The other Sex” by Simone de Beauvoir, “The Denial of Death” by Ernest Becker, The book of Zen, “The Studies of the Authoritarian Character” by Theodor Adorno, “The Art of Loving” by Eric Fromm, “Hamlet” by Shakespeare, The biography of Sartre, Spinoza, “The Trial” by Kafka, I get inspired by great authors and philosopher’s on how to lead my life.
You only die once. What music would you listen on my last day ? If I’m able to listen to music on my last day it would be music by  Amy Winehouse.
Which people in my profession would I love  to meet in 2018? Ai Weiwei, Fatik Akin
What project in 2018 am I looking to work on? I was very honored to be the guest of honor at the academy of fine arts in Luxor in 2018. Also to be the subject of an art documentary produced by the art of art Tv in LA and hosted by Shane Guffogg. The documentary is in post production.
Where can you see my work in 2018? See above. I have two exhibits in Washington and Madrid for 2019.
What do the words ” Passion Never Retires” mean to me? That what one loves and is passionate about one will practice until one dies.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story? Angela Romeo, Andrea Luedke, Barbara Fonte, Dina Herrmann.
How can you contact me? sschulten@yahoo.com
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