Sculpture Utilizing Found Objects: Susan Parrish
Mr. Twinings, Always on Time for Work, found objects
Susan Parrish is our featured artist for the day! Trained as a potter, Susan created functional pieces of ceramic work for many years before deciding use her skills for pure art. She now creates eclectic works of sculpture utilizing found objects and a diverse range of materials.
The Politicians: Crockpot, mixed media
Her charming series of abstracted busts use the form and shape of classical sculptures of the head and shoulders of a subject, remolding the idea of these sculptures into something more playful. I like the way these sculptures appear almost totally abstract at first glance, and yet take on human appearances and personalities given a second look. The objects that they are composed of, along with clever descriptions that treat each bust as a sentient individual, help the viewer to become enamored with these sculptures in a way that wouldn’t be possible if they were merely objects.
Earrings, Sterling Silver Earwires, mixed media
Susan’s gallery at www.susanparrishart.com is filled with more examples of the artist’s work, including teapots, jewelry, and “teabots.”