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Carousel Series
Size: 42" x 62"  Edition: 1

Dreaming of a Kinder World
Size: 16 x 22 x 6  Edition: 1

The Last Bird (#6)
Size: 35 x 14 x 18 (round)  Edition: 1
Painting, Sculpture, Portraits


"In some far part of the universe, ten thousand years from this noon, we may all confront creatures more vital than ourselves, more intelligent than ourselves, who will read in our eyes, one hopes, a similar signal. What we want at that moment is recognition. Acceptance. A welcoming into some universal sill. And once in, we would also hope, there is no killing club behind the door."


Susan's career as an artist has taken a major shift in the last decade. No longer creating art for art's sake, she has combined her passion for art and love for animals, employing her skill to express a desperate concern for their welfare.

An overview of the artist's diverse work reveals a dedication to this singular theme. The viewer is asked to examine our existence with non-human animals. As a vehicle of both compassion and protest, her work does not confront us with brutal realities, but rather welcomes the viewer in with familiar images from history, though purposefully reconstructed.

“Susan's ambitious canvases of The Madonna cradling domesticated animals explains them as expressions of compassion, and if one accepts Mary as the embodiment of that virtue, they are altogether convincing.” [ New York Times review ]

In another series of canvases she uses the carousel animal as a metaphor for cruelty and exploitation.

With her current sculpture series, Kinship, Susan gives life to a defiant and challenging material. Rendered in galvanized steel chicken wire, her creatures seemingly mythological, express kinship between humans and animals. As Susan labors with each piece, the intensity of the work reminds her of the larger struggle. Observing the human action as it roams between a celebration of animals and brutality toward them, she dreams of a better kinder way.

Having been educated in New York, she maintained a studio there for most of her adult life, and now lives and works full time as an artist in Palm Beach, Florida. Her work has been shown in galleries, museums, and is in many private collections worldwide. For many years the artist has generously donated her work to many humane organizations and continues to do so.

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All works can be picked up at LKMix after the show closes on May 16. If you need a work to be shipped, please contact the curator, Betty Wilson, at Craft Gallery, (561) 585 7744 to discuss costs and to make arrangements.


"Another Betty Wilson Creation"


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