Susan aims to evoke atmosphere, mysticism and elusiveness while referencing the natural phenomena of space and light. Due to the duplicitous qualities of glass, it is her material of choice. Like the land and sea scapes of this distant south island, glass can be beautiful yet treacherous and has qualities of strength and yet fragile to human intervention.
Through Susan's art practice she has been able to delve into philosophical juxtapositions found in the natural world by creating works that drift between an aesthetic that is suggestive of a mood or emotion and forms that may be imaginary or based on known, but not always recognised, natural structures. In turn this leads to the creation of curious and at times whimsical works.
Image: Ginkgo - Memories and the passage of time