Susan Margaret Member

Went to University of Newcastle—graduated 1985 with BAVA, Sculpture

Sulpture is a meeting place of ideas, feelings, intentions and understanding.

My work starts with inspiration from the environment or from a poetic wondering. Then from this seed, comes how to ‘say’ this and in what material. The sculpture grows.

Inspiration can come from anywhere; something ‘speaks’ to me: thoughts, nature or life or something wants to become visible. It could be something material, something fragile, or something imponderable.

Slowly a work finds a vitality of its own. Observing the changes in the material stimulates the way I consider and re-consider what I am making. I strive for a balance between the original idea and the material and what develops in the making.

I enjoy making large scale works when the opportunity presents. The photographs are of my last large indoor installations and outdoor commissions.