Heat Wave

More Works By Susan Rankin Glass and Steel 2023
99 × 18 × 30 in 251.46 × 45.72 × 76.2 cm

About Heat Wave

The colours of a hot summer sun—a juicy orange and a golden yellow are captured in glass in this compelling outdoor sculpture by Susan Rankin. The Canadian artist’s garden columns were inspired by her love of gardening and deep respect for nature’s beauty. The hand-blown glass ‘floral’ rings are stacked organically on 5 steel stems—columns that appear to sway like flowers caught in a breeze.

“Drawing on natural and abstracted forms I have created a series of work, which is harmonious and compelling through the seasons.” Susan Rankin

She 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.

Rankin has exhibited extensively across Canada, the US, Belgium and Japan. Her pieces are held in private, corporate and public collections in Canada, the US and Belgium.