Susan Byrnes

Support System
cast iron
14 x 15 x 12 in.

cast rubber
11 x 14 x 8 in.

cast rubber
72 x 6 x 15 in.

My sculptures redefine ordinary, functional objects through changes in material and shifts in formal or conceptual implications. The pieces allude to the human (often female) figure, through form and implied use of the object. The contrast of the functional object and its new material and/ or form is intended to pose a question about the object, its layers of meaning, and human interaction with it. The works in this exhibit touch upon issues of strength, control, privacy, and disclosure, as well as the power of objects to transcend the purely useful to become both intimately meaningful and collectively symbolic.

© Susan Byrnes