clay model of Stretching the Imagination, bronze commissioned by Buhl Collection, New York

SCULPTURES: Bronze

The contemporary artist Susan White produces sculptures in bronze, stone, wood, and mixed media assemblage. Her skills in carving, combined with a profound knowledge of the human figure, give her sculpture a depth of expression.

Susan White's subject matter is drawn from many sources, including human rights, the status of women, literature, music, and natural forms. She transforms idioms into three dimensions. Her mixed media sculptures are assemblages of everyday objects and fabrics centered around hands carved in wood. Humor and imagination make her figurative sculptures distinctive.

"Referring to the balance between gender and races, the bold sculpture It Cuts Both Ways suggests that 'any potential movement of either pair of hands would activate both pairs equally'. To realize the piece, she replaced the handles of garden shears with hands carved from salvaged huon pine (which can take up to 3,000 years to grow!) and modified found clothing for the sleeves..."

Sarah Tanguy, Curator, Hechinger Collection, Washington DC (2002)

SCULPTURES

Media:Bronze 1983–present
Bronze
19 Works to view
19 Works to view

  • Stretching the imagination (large outdoor version), 2016
    bronze
    179 x 57 x 55 cm
  • Athletic spirit, 2008
    bronze on marble base
    31.5 x 30 x 14.5 cm
  • Stretching the imagination (version with life-size hands), 2005
    bronze
    20 x 20 x 64 cm
    The Buhl Collection, New York
  • GM bean bud (green patina), 2005
    bronze
    7 x 7 x 8 cm
  • Little goddess Gaia, 2002
    bronze
    21 x 19 x 18 cm
  • Cheeky Imy, 2001
    bronze on hardwood base
    27 x 30 x 29 cm (bronze)
  • Coming out of one's shell, 1999
    bronze
    17 x 14 x 13 cm
  • Soprano singing in a Bach Passion, 1998
    bronze on marble base
    60 x 19.5 x 15.5 cm
  • The dance of eternity - Torso-less performing a Möbius strip, 1998
    bronze on marble base
    38 x 23.5 x 14.5 cm
  • Germination - Sheela seedpod (bronze), 1997
    bronze
    21 x 15 x 13 cm
  • To cut both ways (sculpture), 1996
    chrome-plated bronze and scissors
    6 x 37 x 15 cm
  • Dante's Angel at the Gates of Purgatory, with hinged wings and keys, 1996
    bronze, strap hinge, gold- and chrome-plated keys
    32.5 x 29.5 x 15 cm
  • The spirit of the willy-willy wind, 1995
    bronze on marble base
    67.5 x 20.5 x 36 cm
  • Stretching the imagination (small version), 1994
    bronze
    7 x 21 x 7 cm
  • Atlass (bronze), 1992
    bronze
    32 x 15 x 15 cm
    Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia
  • The shy egg, 1990
    bronze
    12 x 8 x 8 cm
  • Close-knit family, 1990
    bronze
    17 x 23 x 17 cm
  • Shunga II, 1988
    bronze
    10 x 24 x 10 cm
  • Shunga I, 1988
    bronze
    11 x 17 x 11 cm

SCULPTURES : Bronze 19 Works
SCULPTURES : Bronze 19 Works


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