susan erikson hawkins
My work finds its roots in the ancient Greek philosophy that truth equals beauty. Each piece draws its inspiration from direct observation of life- human figures or natural elements. The search for the essential nature, both of form and gesture, is a constant motivator. The tactile experience of shaping forms with my hands, the feel of the materials–clay, wax, plaster, metal–is seductive.
My pieces are often about metamorphosis. It is often said, paradoxically, that the only thing we can count on is change. If change is truly the only constant, then one of our strongest skills as human beings is our ability to adapt to the inevitable physical and psychological changes we encounter throughout life. Our success or survival often depends on our ability to make these adjustments.