Standing Grove in Blues and Greens Susan Rankin
- Glass, Mixed Media, Steel
- 97 × 24 × 48 inches
246.38 × 60.96 × 121.92 cm
Hand blown glass rings of glowing blues and greens are stacked organically on seven stems in this charming outdoor sculpture by Susan Rankin. The stems that wave gently in the breeze are fixed to a steel plate. The glass rings are available in a variety of colours on a commission basis. "Using numerous columns to define a space, I incorporate light through the multiple transparent or opaque glass elements. Drawing on natural and abstracted forms I have created a series of work, which is harmonious and compelling through the seasons." This grouping of garden columns may be purchased individually. Susan has won numerous awards and acknowledges the generous support of the Canada Council for the Arts and The Ontario Arts Council. Her work has been published in ‘Studio Glass, Anna & Joe Mendel Collection’, The Montreal Museum of Fine arts, ‘Susan Rankin:valid objects of beauty’, Moose Jaw Museum & Art Gallery, Cinzia Corella, ‘Contemporary Canadian Glass’, Winter 2007, Sally McCubbin, ‘World Art Glass Quarterly’, Volume 2 2007, Jill Culora, ‘Contemporary Canadaian Glass,’ Spring 2007, Cinzia Corella, ‘500 Glass Objects’, Lark Books 2006, ‘Glass Art : International 2003’, Richard Yelle 2003, ‘Sheridan The Cutting Edge in Crafts’, James Strecker '99, ‘New Glass Review’, USA '91, '96, '97 & 2004, and ‘A Treasury of Canadian Craft’, Canada and Japan '92. Rankin's work has been shown in 30 solo exhibitions and numerous invitational and group exhibitions across North America in many of the most prestigious venues for contemporary glass. Rankin has work included in public collections at the Corning Museum, Claridge Collection, Michel-Pierre Grenier Collection, Saskatchewan Arts Board, Winnipeg Art Gallery, USB Bank (Canada), Department of Foreign Affairs, Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal, Montréal, Quebec, Glazen Huis, Flemish Centre for Contemporary Glass Art, Lommel, Belgium, well as in many fine private collections.