Susan Flavell has a passion for sculpture and more than 30 years experience making, teaching, and exhibiting. Her first memories are as a small child in Central America, in British Honduras now called Belize, of Mexico, and the ruins of Aztec and Mayan civilisations.
The vast majority of the materials Flavell now uses are recycled, found, gifted and second hand. These materials are ordinary but they:
- Can have a holding power because of the particular moment and circumstance in which they come into a person’s life.
- Are intrinsically evocative / uncanny objects that draw and repel us.
- Have properties that belong to childhood and the blurry line between self and objects.
- Have power because of their provenance (who may have touched or owned them).