Susan Mabin

Susan Mabin

What inspires your art practice?
My art practice is multi-disciplinary and I work with several different themes simultaneously. This figurative/vessel work is a continuation of a theme of portraying the everyday human condition whilst referencing traditional portrayal of the heroic in sculpture.

What materials do you work in?
I work with whatever materials and methodology that best expresses an idea that I am currently working on. For this installation my materials are clay, concrete and ready-made objects both found and sourced from op shops.

Describe your artwork for NZ Sculpture OnShore 2021
Using a combination of clay to produce figurative elements, as well as the vessel form, and mixing these with found objects, recycled building materials, and then placing these on a concrete plinth my work acts as a metaphor for the physical and mental spaces of the human condition.

Where are the public most likely to see your artworks outside of NZSOS?
Paper-works, Te Awanga, Hawke’s Bay; Muse Art Ltd, Havelock North, Hawke’s Bay; Kaipara Coast Sculpture Garden, Kaukapakapa.

Where did you study?
Ideaschool, EIT, Hawke’s Bay.

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Sculptures by Susan Mabin

NZ Sculpture OnShore Returns 2021

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