Welcome to the Art of Susan Gott. Making objects using glass is my passion. The challenge of casting glass has fascinated me since the first time I watched the liquid, molten material being poured.
Hot casting allows me the visual vocabulary to explore and express myself as an artist. Sand casting combines my aesthetic concerns and allows an articulate yet raw method of expressing an ancient connection to the contemporary.
I have an intense interest in symbolism, mythology, and traditions from historic and ancient cultures. I love to travel and I am very interested in ancient civilizations, symbols of ritual art, ancient myths and how they connect us, most deeply, with our own nature and our place in this world.
Through drawing and visual abstraction, I explore these symbols and philosophies to develop ideas using glass as a sculptural medium. The archtypal images that emerge explore spirituality, existence, humor, love, magic, dualities and the beauty of life. The human form is a vessel for my connection to Spirit. The resulting glass, with the primitive qualities and metaphors, are visual representation of the cycles of life as I create a new mythos in glass. These investigations have opened new sources of inspiration for my work and strengthened a connection between my art and that which is timeless.