Early Summer

More Works By Susan Rankin Glass and Steel 2024
107 × 41 × 38 in 271.78 × 104.14 × 96.52 cm

About Early Summer

Susan Rankin’s elegant and colourful hand-blown glass art has been exhibited across North America in many prestigious venues. Her series of uniquely beautiful ‘Garden Grove’ outdoor sculptures capture the ephemeral beauty of flowers. Clear and opaque ‘rings’ of glass—in a vibrant colour palette of greens, yellow, lilac and purple are stacked on ten steel ‘stems’. This larger grouping is intended to evoke the feeling of a forest grove. Lit at night the glass glows and the jewel-like colours create a dramatic focal point.

“Drawing on natural and abstracted forms I have created a series of work, which is harmonious and compelling through the seasons…The shifting movement of the light throughout the day illuminates the beauty of the glass elements, creating moments when it appears that the colour itself sings and that colour is actually commanding the space.” Susan Rankin

Susan Rankin graduated with honors from Sheridan College, Oakville Ontario, in 1989 and received a three-year artist in residency at the Harbourfront Centre glass studio. Rankin has studied glass at the Pilchuck Glass School, Haystack School of Craft and Penland School of Craft in the U.S. She currently teaches glassblowing at the Haliburton School of the Arts, Haliburton Ontario.