About the sculpture
Susan Lovatt started her career as a graphic designer and illustrator. Her work became more fine art orientated when she studied for her MA in printmaking at the University of the West of England. She found that most of the pieces she made for the installation 'Making a Mark' were sculptural.
Here are some of her recent pieces, earlier sculptural work can be found on the 'Making a Mark' gallery page. 'Blue Eggs' and 'Multiplication' are sculptures that relate to new themes that she has been developing.
She says of the new themes, "However we might try to take control of our environment and shield ourselves from decay, disease and infestation we will not succeed and the bugs will finally break through into our carefully constructed cocoons.
In spite of the havoc they might wreak, the bacteria, viruses, moulds and insect infestations that we fear have their own beauty as they fight to complete their own life-cycles. I have become intrigued by their shapes and the patterns they make as they regenerate themselves and colonize the world. If I catch sight of them – when I spy insect eggs on my plants or catch the fleeting image on my television screen of a fatal bacteria growing on a petrie dish - these small organisms seem to me to be simultaneously organized and chaotic, engineered and natural, beautiful and repellent.
With these sculptures I have been intentionally unspecific, I want to create a sensation in the viewer not a description of a species."
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