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)


Theme: Nature 1983–present
8 Works to view
8 Works to view

Nature: Nature studies in Drawings and Prints include flowers, Australian native flora, plants, vegetables, insects, fish, birds, animals. Still life (nature morte). Sculpture inspired by plant and animal forms, including beans, insects, slugs, worms, starfish.
  • GM bean bud (green patina), 2005
    7 x 7 x 8 cm
  • Rock star, 2004
    Gosford sandstone
    24 x 21 x 9 cm
  • Giant slugs in love, 1997
    Gosford sandstone
    36.5 x 28.5 x 16.5 cm
  • Woodworm: no. 2, 1989
    red sirus
    12 x 33 x 12 cm
  • Woodworm: no. 1, 1987
    red sirus
    13 x 26 x 10 cm
  • Eternal pursuit, 1985
    salvaged Huon pine
    21 x 9 x 8 cm
  • Blowflies, rose in harpsichord soundboard, 1983
    10 cm dia.
  • Horse's head, for Grandpa, 1951
    relief carving in maple
    12 x 12 x 2.5 cm

SCULPTURES : Nature 8 Works
SCULPTURES : Nature 8 Works

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