Stereoscopes
Artist As Medium
Medium's Daughter

2008
Artist as Medium, portrait of Susan MacWilliam
Medium's Daughter, portrait of Eileen Coly (1926-2013)

Creating an intimate experience for the viewer, the stereoscope presents a 3D image observed through special viewing glasses.
Artist as Medium, 2008, stereoscopic image, self portrait of the artist Susan MacWilliam in the Eileen J. Garrett Library, Parapsychology Foundation, New York
Medium's Daughter is a stereoscopic portrait of Eileen Coly (1926-2013), daughter of world reknowned Irish medium Eileen Garrett. Artist as Medium is a stereoscopic self portrait of Susan MacWilliam in the Eileen J. Garrett Library, Parapsychology Foundation, New York.

Hailed one of the world's greatest mediums, Eileen Garrett (1893-1970) founded the publishing house Creative Age Press in 1941 and the Parapsychology Foundation in 1951, both New York.

Susan MacWilliam first met the family of Eileen Garrett in October 2006, when she travelled to New York to visit the Parapsychology Foundation's Eileen J Garrett Library. Susan became friends with the charasmatic family of Eileen Garrett, who welcomed her in to their lives and opened doors to other contacts within the fields of parapsychology and psychical research. Susan returned to New York in the summer of 2007 to develop video works about Eileen Garrett; during this time she lived with Garrett's daughter Eileen Coly. Eileen Coly and her daughter Lisette Coly afforded Susan intimate access to their world, and as such followed in the footsteps of their mother and grandmother Eileen Garrett, who supported and encouraged many within the fields of parapsychology, literature and the arts.

Susan MacWilliam has developed a significant body of work about Eileen Garrett and her family; 13 Roland Gardens, 2007, Eileen, 2008, Library, 2008, Psychic Edit, 2008, The Only Way To Travel, 2008, and the stereoscopes Medium's Daughter, 2008 and Artist as Medium, 2008.

The Parapsychology Foundation was founded by Eileen Garrett in 1951, who served as its President until her death in 1970. Following her death, her daughter Eileen Coly (1916-2013) became President. Lisette Coly, granddaughter of Eileen Garrett served as Executive Director from 1978 and is now President of the Parapsychology Foundation.

Artist as Medium, 2008, stereoscopic image, self portrait of the artist Susan MacWilliam in the Eileen J. Garrett Library, Parapsychology Foundation, New York
Medium's Daughter, 2008, stereoscopic image, portrait of Eileen Coly (1926-2013) in her home, New York
Medium's Daughter, 2008, stereoscopic image, portrait of Eileen Coly (1926-2013) in her home, New York
Stereoscopes, Limerick City Gallery of Art, Limerick
Susan MacWilliam with Eileen Coly, 2007, Eileen J. Garrett Library, Parapsychology Foundation, Greenport, Long Island, New York