Region:South West England
Discipline:Decorative, Fine art, Public art
Areas of Interest:Education, Exhibition, Workshops
Product:Commission, Design/ Functional/ interiors, Fine Art, Public art, Sculptural, Sculpture, Wall pieces, Windows
Susan Purser Hope
My work up until the pandemic concentrated on creating architectural work and on developing community projects, using glass to build self-belief and a feeling of well being within hard to reach communities and groups.
However, living through such a traumatic period makes one reflect on life and what is truly important. After so much fear and grief, I realised that I wanted to create small, beautiful, considered pieces of glass artwork that appealed to the senses and brought a burst of joy to the observer, a visual escape after so much misery.
Consequently, my new work looks back on simple pastimes. My aim was to enhance basic forms such as a stencil or the paper cut-out dolls of my childhood into small wonders of coloured and textured glass with different layers and the application of handmade glass decorative elements.
In my moments of escape to the beach, I have also looked at simple and transitory patterns made by man which then disappear under the oncoming tide. I have looked at the shapes and rationalised them into patterned panels.
For many art means painting and glass art is often unknown. My desire is to insinuate it into people’s consciousness by creating wall hung images that do not immediately look like or are presented like contemporary glasswork usually is. My intention is for people to find my work visually stimulating and then to appreciate the material so that my work is approachable for everyone.
Feathers Softly Falling , Susan Purser Hope
Purple Petals , Susan Purser Hope
Harmony , Susan Purser Hope
Tracks in the Sand – Duet no. 1 , Susan Purser Hope
Silence is Golden , Susan Purser Hope
Red, Red Rose , Susan Purser Hope
Proportion , Susan Purser Hope
Footsteps in the Sand –Duet no. 1 , Susan Purser Hope
That's Amore! , Susan Purser Hope