Sculpture Utilizing Found Objects: Susan Parrish
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.
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.