Auckland based glass artist Suzan Lee uses the lost wax method to create unique fine art glass pieces. Her works are characterised by meticulous smooth finishes that are contrasted with hand carved line work.
Lee takes her inspiration from the natural world, gleaning symbols that become metaphors for the human experience.
Lee's recent series of work is called "Free as a Bird", which explores the longing of the human spirit to be carefree. Birds are placed on the edge of bowl like forms causing the bowl to either become unstable or to be stabilised. The spherical bowl becomes a metaphor for the human necessities in the world – food, water and shelter. The work leads us to reflect on the act of balancing these basic necessities and how this can present limitations to our freedom.
Suzan Lee exhibits her work in select galleries in New Zealand.
Suzan Lee produces meticulously cast glass pieces using the lost wax method. Her works capture elements of the natural world and human experience.