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

Sculptures

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

Filtered by Era: From: 1976 - 1987

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Sculptures Filtered by Era: From: 1976 - 1987
7 Works to view
7 Works to view

From: 1976 - 1987: Developed narrative compositions and portraits in a fugal-style, where the subjects are repeated from various viewpoints rather than the traditional single viewpoint. Satire and humour introduced. Began exploring aerial view compositions, combining actual size of subject with surroundings in perspective. Techniques: acrylic on panel; collage; watercolour ... read more
  • Woodworm No. I, 1987
    red sirus
    13 x 26 x 10 cm
  • Companion for Brancusi's 'Young Man', 1986
    Queensland maple
    20 x 45 x 10 cm
  • Man in the Moon: Asleep Side, 1986
    brush-box, conté
    29 x 70 x 10 cm
  • Man in the Moon: Awake Side, 1986
    brush-box, conté
    29 x 70 x 10 cm
  • Eternal Pursuit, 1985
    salvaged Huon pine
    21 x 9 x 8 cm
  • Wall Mask, 1985
    hoop pine
    20 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Blowflies (rose in harpsichord sound-hole), 1983
    beech
    10 cm dia.

Sculptures : From: 1976 - 1987 7 Works to view
Sculptures : From: 1976 - 1987 7 Works to view


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