Susan Gott Glass Artist

Susan Gott Public Art

Susan Gott has completed numerous Art In Public Places commissions utilizing cast glass, steel and stone in architectural settings. The focus of her public artwork revolves around the creation of cast glass panels or tiles, sculpture, and seating, for exterior and interior public art sites.

Some of these projects have included halogen and fiber optic lighting and water elements. Susan Gott has created several large-scale projects that incorporate glass, steel and stone. Cast glass can be used on a large scale in an architectural setting to create stunning optical effects that enhance the quality of light and feeling of a public space. Dramatic environments are created when the glass is backlit with halogen or fiber optic lighting. Cast glass can be transparent, translucent, colored or polished.

The material and technique is comparable to bronze or a sculpted bas-relief surface. Forms are created using fabricated molds and cast with molten glass. The finished glass can be combined with steel, copper, stone, wood, or concrete. It is often installed using construction grade adhesives. Glass is strong, permanent and withstands weathering. Recent important projects include:

  • "Pegasus" Art-In-State Buildings Project; a bas-relief, cast glass winged horse, vertically mounted over the brick facade University of Central Florida bookstore.
  • "Constellation of Pegasus" cast glass stars mounted on glass block w/23K gold leaf for the U.C.F. Bookstore breezeway.
  • "Earth Sign" City of St. Petersburg, Municipal Services Center, Cast glass panel installed over the main entrance. Motif is a four square diamond, an ancient symbol for a city center while the details incorporate a Florida theme with three chandeliers of steel, glass, and halogen lighting.
  • W.O.W. 2 & 3; Art With Out Walls, Fire Sentinel, Outdoor Sculptural Installation, Fort Pierce & St. Lucie County, Florida.
  •  "Artifacts" HART Line, (Hillsborough Area Regional Transit Line) incorporates 104 cast glass tiles mounted on 52 columns. This community-based project integrated imagery from the Tampa neighborhoods with historical and archeological references.
  • "Port Tampa Library Benches" outdoor seating, cast glass tiles & steel frame, Port Tampa Library, Hillsborough County, Tampa, Florida. This community-based project integrated natural, historical and archeological references.

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