KADEN, Susan


My present sculpture works are public artworks commissions in bronze of historical and spiritual narrative portraits.

My outlook on design and sculpture are influenced by travel, culture, history, myths, aesthetics, and a love of nature. Symbols and form that reflect movement and tell a narrative, as well as expression in portraiture have evolved from recent trips to Italy.

In 2011 I completed a Master of Contemporary Art. I have continued to study overseas, with master sculptors.

In August 2012 I won 1st prize for Figurative Sculpture at RNA sculpture show Brisbane.

In October 2012 my commission of four larger-than-life-size busts was unveiled in Brisbane. To add contemporary elements, but retain historical likenesses, I manipulated costumes to create form and texture in bronze.  The stone plinths were carved so that the bronzes emerge and appear as part of the sandstone.

Presently I am completing a large water feature. This work has two interacting bronze figures that are significant for Catholic Education in Australia, specifically for The Christian Brothers Order, founded by Edmund Rice.

Email:  susak_13@yahoo.com            Ph: 02-66840347

Catherine McAuley - founder of The Sisters of Mercy 2011”

The Archishop - Archbishop Duhig as a younger man 2012”

Vince Gair - former Premier of Queensland 2010”

“Edmund Rice - founder of The Christian Brothers 2011”