Sinuosity II
Susan Moffatt
Chapel Hill, NC

Marble on granite base
62″ x 26″ x 28″

2nd Place Award

— 36th Rosen Sculpture Map

Photos by Chase Reynolds

Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian
Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian
Unfurling Rising by David Boyajian

Artist Comments

The driving impulse of my work is a desire to capture perishable organic forms in stone. Often we come across small details – an emerging bud, a piece of fluted coral, a seed pod that dried in a surprising way, the depths of a flower calyx – and find them exquisitely beautiful. I want to preserve these finds in a way that magnifies their beauty. My aim is to reduce the form to its bare essentials so that the work tends towards abstraction while retaining is organic quality.

About the Artist

After a professional career as an industrial designer with IBM, Susan turned her creative energies to sculpting.  It was a last-minute decision to accompany an artist friend to Carrara, Italy to study marble carving in 2005 that set her on a new path.  She fell in love with marble’s beauty and mailability and is fascinated by the earth history that it reveals.  Susan’s work has been widely shown and awarded in numerous public art exhibitions and resides in several private collections.  Her work is widely recognized by its sensuous, organic forms in brilliant white marble.  This is the third time her work has been a finalist in the Rosen Sculpture Completion. She lives and works in Chapel Hill, NC.