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: 1988 - present

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Sculptures Filtered by Era: From: 1988 - present
39 Works to view
39 Works to view

From: 1988 - present: Post-modern appropriation compositions, social satire. Continued narrative fugal compositions adding symbolic elements. Devised compositions with two poles that can be exhibited either way round and circular paintings with perspective based on concentric circles. Techniques: acrylic on panel; collage; watercolour ... read more
  • Centenarian Sunset, 2014
    Angaston pink marble (2 stones)
    94 x 85 x 38 cm
  • Dan Tien Gazing, 2010
    Debden sandstone
    100 x 58 x 54 cm
  • Energy Spiral, 2009
    Gosford sandstone
    23 x 25 x 18 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Athletic Spirit, 2008
    bronze on marble base
    31.5 x 29 x 17 cm
    Limited edition 7
  • GM Bean, 2005
    bronze
    7 x 7 x 8 cm
    Limited edition 10
  • Stretching the Imagination (version with life-size hands), 2005
    bronze
    20 x 20 x 64 cm
    Limited edition 7
    Collection: The Buhl Collection, New York (link: http://www.thebuhlfoundation.org/ )
  • Rock Star, 2004
    Gosford sandstone
    24 x 21 x 9 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Lost for Words, 2002-2003
    carved salvaged Huon pine, paint, fabric, The Compact Oxford English Dictionary, A Gumbaynggir Language Dictionary, map of Aboriginal Languages of Australia.
    94 x 85 x 38 cm
  • Little Goddess Gaia, 2002
    bronze
    21 x 19 x 18 cm
    AP (uneditioned)
  • Measure for Measure, 2001-2003
    carved salvaged Huon pine, vintage calipers, fabric, string, plumb-bob
    180 x 61 x 56 cm
  • Reinventing the Wheel, 2001
    carved salvaged Huon pine, dividers, fabric, vintage car wheel
    76 x 110 x 82 cm
  • Cheeky Imy, 2001
    bronze
    27 x 30 x 29 cm
    AP (uneditioned)
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Dante's Angel Porter at the Gates of Purgatory, 2001
    bronze, gold and chrome plated keys, hinge wings, bronze base
    32.5 x 29.5 x 15 cm
    AP I, AP II (uneditioned)
  • Next-Door Neighbours, 2000
    carved salvaged Huon pine, cedar door, hardwood door, sleeves, walking stick, bag, bullet casings
    202 x 103 x 98 cm
  • Coming Out of One's Shell, 1999
    bronze
    17 x 14 x 13 cm
    Limited edition 12
  • It Cuts Both Ways, 1998
    carved salvaged Huon pine, fabric, shears, paint
    120 x 46 x 10 cm
    Hechinger Collection - International Arts & Artists, USA
  • The Dance of Eternity / Torsoless Performing a Mobius Strip, 1998
    bronze on marble base
    38 x 24 x 15 cm
    Limited edition 9
  • Soprano Singing in a Bach Passion, 1998
    bronze on marble base
    60 x 20 x 15 cm
    Limited edition 9
  • Head in the Clouds, 1997
    Bungonia limestone
    45 x 55 x 30 cm
  • Sheela Seed-Pod, 1997
    bronze
    21 x 15 x 13 cm
    Limited edition 9
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Giant Slugs in Love, 1996-1997
    Gosford sandstone
    48 x 30 x 30 cm
  • To Cut Both Ways (scissors), 1996
    chrome-plated bronze & scissors
    6 x 37 x 15 cm
    AP 1/2, AP 2/2 (uneditioned)
  • The Spirit of the Willy-Willy Wind, 1995
    bronze on marble base
    63 x 32 x 20 cm
    Limited edition 7
    Private Collections, Australia
  • Young Amazon in Training, 1994
    Gosford sandstone
    30 x 43 x 30 cm
  • Stretching the Imagination (small version), 1994
    bronze
    7 x 21 x 7 cm
    Limited edition 10
    Private Collections, Australia
  • Why Not Lot?, 1992-1994
    Mooney sandstone
    100 x 50 x 40 cm
  • Gestures / Show of Hands (Gordian knot of 6 interlocking hands), 1992
    Gosford sandstone
    34 x 28 x 23 cm
  • Atlass, 1992
    bronze
    32 x 15 x 15 cm
    Limited edition 7
    Collections: Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW, Australia; Private collection, Australia
  • Beauty and the Beast, 1991-1993
    Mooney sandstone
    25 x 25 x 21 cm
  • Girl Skipping, 1991
    Gosford sandstone
    64 x 36 x 34 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • Close-Knit Family, 1990
    bronze
    17 x 23 x 17 cm
    Limited edition 7
    Private Collections, Australia
  • The Shy Egg, 1990
    bronze
    12 x 8 x 8 cm
    Limited edition of 5 + 3 AP (I, II, III)
    Private Collections, Australia
  • Woman Oppressed, 1989
    Gosford sandstone
    48 x 30 x 30 cm
  • Woodworm No. II, 1989
    red sirus
    12 x 33 x 12 cm
  • Shunga I, 1988
    bronze
    11 x 17 x 11 cm
    Limited edition 9
  • Shunga II, 1988
    bronze
    10 x 24 x 10 cm
    Limited edition 9
    Private Collections, Germany, USA
  • Interstices, 1988
    Gosford sandstone
    36 x 27 x 24 cm
    Private Collection, Australia
  • The Long Arm of the Law, 1987-1988
    carved wood, fabric and mixed media
    250 x 200 x 50 cm
  • Yin and Yang, 1987-1988
    Gosford sandstone
    25 x 25 x 21 cm
    Private Collection, Germany

Sculptures : From: 1988 - present 39 Works to view
Sculptures : From: 1988 - present 39 Works to view


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