Susan Gott’s figurative glass embodies an interest in mythological imagery, symbolism, and traditions from historic and ancient cultures. The human form has become a vessel for the expression of Spirit.
The influences and inspiration for these works are many, some include the Native American beliefs, the study of Yoga and the healing centers of the body, the teachings of Buddha, the research of Joseph Campbell, the ancient female figurines of Eastern Europe, imagery of the Celts, mythology of ancient Greece, or the layers of symbolism inspired by West African masks and sculpture. The resulting glass, with primitive qualities and metaphors, are a visual re--presentation of the cycles of life and connection to Spirit.
The scale of these pieces can vary from pedestal scale, 24" to 48" inches and up to large-scale and life size, cast glass figures. Even though these are cast, each piece is a unique, one-of-a-kind sculpture. Each piece requires an individual mold that is hand pack, hand carved, hand colored, the inclusions are individually made and chosen for color, symbolism and composition. The works are cast, and individually hand ground and polished, and finally the finishing touches of color or gold leaf are hand painted with patinas. Commissions are welcome and some pieces can be custom created on a larger or smaller scale to fit the space. Contact Susan or your regional gallery for availability and new work.