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

SCULPTURES
49 Works to view
49 Works to view

  • In the Grip of Caffeine, 2019
    Gosford sandstone, porcelain platter, coffee beans
    42 x 46 x 46 cm
  • Stretching the Imagination (large outdoor version), 2016
    bronze
    179 x 57 x 55 cm
    AP
  • 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
  • Energy Spiral, 2009
    Gosford sandstone
    22 x 24.5 x 20.5 cm
  • Athletic Spirit, 2008
    bronze on marble base
    31.5 x 30 x 14.5 cm
    Limited edition 7
  • GM Bean (green patina), 2005
    bronze
    7 x 7 x 8 cm
    Limited edition 5 (also with light-brown patina in limited edition 5)
  • Stretching the Imagination (version with life-size hands), 2005
    bronze
    20 x 20 x 64 cm
    Limited edition 7
    The Buhl Collection, New York
  • Rock Star, 2004
    Gosford sandstone
    24 x 21 x 9 cm
  • Lost for Words, 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
  • Measure for Measure, 2003
    carved salvaged Huon pine, vintage calipers, fabric, string, plumb-bob
    180 x 61 x 56 cm
  • Little Goddess Gaia, 2002
    bronze
    21 x 19 x 18 cm
    AP
  • Reinventing the Wheel, 2001
    carved salvaged Huon pine, dividers, fabric, vintage car wheel
    76 x 110 x 82 cm
  • Cheeky Imy, 2001
    bronze on hardwood base
    27 x 30 x 29 cm (bronze)
    AP
  • Next-Door Neighbours, 2000
    carved salvaged Huon pine, cedar door, hardwood door, sleeves, walking stick, bag, doormat, 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 + AP
  • 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 / Torso-less Performing a Mbius Strip, 1998
    bronze on marble base
    38 x 23.5 x 14.5 cm
    Limited edition 9
  • Soprano Singing in a Bach Passion, 1998
    bronze on marble base
    60 x 19.5 x 15.5 cm
    Limited edition 9
  • Head in the Clouds, 1997
    Bungonia limestone
    45 x 33.5 x 58 cm
  • Giant Slugs in Love, 1997
    Gosford sandstone
    36.5 x 28.5 x 16.5 cm
  • Germination / Sheela Seed-Pod (bronze), 1997
    bronze
    21 x 15 x 13 cm
    Limited edition 9
  • 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
    AP I, AP II
  • To Cut Both Ways (sculpture), 1996
    chrome-plated bronze and scissors
    6 x 37 x 15 cm
    AP I/II, AP II/II
  • The Spirit of the Willy-Willy Wind, 1995
    bronze on marble base
    67.5 x 20.5 x 36 cm
    Limited edition 7 + AP
  • Young Amazon in Training, 1994
    Gosford sandstone
    31 x 45 x 29 cm
  • Why Not Lot?, 1994
    Mooney Mooney sandstone
    99 x 42 x 46.5 cm
  • Stretching the Imagination (small version), 1994
    bronze
    7 x 21 x 7 cm
    Limited edition 10 + AP
  • Beauty and the Beast, 1993
    Mooney Mooney sandstone
    74 x 69 x 59 cm
  • Show of Hands / Gestures, 1992
    Gosford sandstone
    29 x 29 x 25.5 cm
  • Atlass (bronze), 1992
    bronze
    32 x 15 x 15 cm
    Limited edition 7
    Newcastle Art Gallery, Australia; Private collection, Australia
  • Girl Skipping, 1991
    Gosford sandstone
    64 x 46 x 40 cm
  • Close-Knit Family, 1990
    bronze
    17 x 23 x 17 cm
    Limited edition 7
  • The Shy Egg, 1990
    bronze
    12 x 8 x 8 cm
    Limited edition 5 + 3 AP (I, II, III)
  • Slugs in Love / Hug, 1990
    sandstone
    18 x 14 x 13 cm
    Private collection, Germany
  • Woman Oppressed, 1989
    Gosford sandstone
    44 x 30 x 35 cm
  • Woodworm, no. 2, 1989
    red sirus
    12 x 33 x 12 cm
  • The Long Arm of the Law, 1988
    carved wood, fabric and mixed media
    250 x 200 x 50 cm
  • Yin and Yang, 1988
    Gosford sandstone
    25 x 25 x 21 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
  • Woodworm, no. 1, 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: Awake and Asleep, 1986
    brush-box, black and white cont, mounted on steel pin with base
    55 x 59 x 10 cm (inc. base)
    (front view 'awake', back view 'asleep')
  • Eternal Pursuit, 1985
    salvaged Huon pine
    21 x 9 x 8 cm
    Private collection, Australia
  • Wall Mask, 1985
    hoop pine
    20 x 10 x 10 cm
  • Blowflies: Soundboard Rose in Harpsichord, 1983
    beech
    10 cm dia.
    (detail of painting on soundboard)
  • Horse's Head, for Grandpa, 1951
    relief carving in maple
    12 x 12 x 2.5 cm
    (childhood work)

SCULPTURES : 49 Works to view
SCULPTURES : 49 Works to view


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