Apostrophe: Landscape Figures - CODAworx

Apostrophe: Landscape Figures

Submitted by Susannah Israel

Client: Private collector

Location: San Francisco, CA, United States

Completion date: 2013

Artwork budget: $25,000

Project Team


Susannah Israel


Bill Lassell


An apostrophe is a dramatic term, used when an actor on stage addresses and absent person. This was selected as the title because the works are commemorative.


Each piece represents a lost person. Though not a portrait, the image is intended to convey the person, their life and loves.


We first worked from stories, interviews and photographs of each subject. Then I spent time on the land. The human figure and landscape are combined in a way that evokes memory and continuity.