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: People 1983–present
12 Works to view
12 Works to view

People: The human narrative and genre scenes inspired by domestic situations, people at work, musicians, commuters, social issues, blindness, illness, poverty, old age. Portraits include family members, self-portraits, children, babies, and people in their environment. In major paintings the subject is repeated from varied viewpoints in a fugal style composition.
  • Centenarian Sunset, Mum at 102, 2014
    Angaston marble
    59 x 68 x 38 cm (approx.)
  • Dan Tien Gazing / Navel Gazing, 2010
    Debden sandstone
    100 x 55 x 61 cm
  • Little Goddess Gaia, 2002
    21 x 19 x 18 cm
  • Cheeky Imy, 2001
    bronze on hardwood base
    27 x 30 x 29 cm (bronze)
  • Head in the Clouds, 1997
    Bungonia limestone
    45 x 33.5 x 58 cm
  • Why Not Lot?, 1994
    Mooney Mooney sandstone
    99 x 42 x 46.5 cm
  • Young Amazon in Training, 1994
    Gosford sandstone
    31 x 45 x 29 cm
  • Girl Skipping, 1991
    Gosford sandstone
    64 x 46 x 40 cm
  • Woman Oppressed, 1989
    Gosford sandstone
    44 x 30 x 35 cm
  • Shunga II, 1988
    10 x 24 x 10 cm
    Private collections, Germany, USA
  • Shunga I, 1988
    11 x 17 x 11 cm
  • Wall Mask, 1985
    hoop pine
    20 x 10 x 10 cm

SCULPTURES : People 12 Works
SCULPTURES : People 12 Works

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