Susan Rankin has captured the luminous colour of water—from pale blue and turquoise to ocean blue in her latest series of garden columns. These hand-blown glass outdoor sculptures are inspired by nature’s palette and form. Each of seven steel columns feature circular glass pieces stacked organically to emulate flowers on a stem. Gorgeous statement grouping.
“When I think of gardens, I think of something larger than life. They are a physically manipulated, living space that can not only surround you, but also overpower you.” 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.