Susan Gott often works with universal and symbolic motifs such as the circle, spiral or the egg. These cast glass objects have a universal symbolic appeal from which the sources of inspiration seem endless.
Spirals and concentric rings in nature and in art are evident. However, Susan is interested in looking at these symbols on a much deeper level. Ancient people recognized the cycles of life, of the moon, crops, and seasons through ritual, art, storytelling and dance.
Susan derives inspiration from these archetypal and symbolic images of ritual, The Mayan Calendar, the Chakras and the elements or Earth, Air, Fire, Water, and Ether. The elements of this ancient, visual language express the union of human being and nature. This can be seen in the layers of Susan Gott's glass work as she contrasts the ancient with contemporary.