From Sue Berkey. “I make primarily outdoor public sculptural installations, but, will make whatever my heart compels. I have shown my work all over the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America. My work is in many private collections. I am available for commissions.”
Sue was featured in Creative Edge Master Shop’s Jan 2016 newsletter. Read That Here
I strive to make my first impression be an indelible experience of liberation. I have learned that “less is more”, and thus, most of my work is quite simplistic, almost elementary. You could call it Zen-like. I thrive on the challenge and opportunity to be profoundly truthful in art making. I am not the kind of artist who makes a series of related pieces. I’ll make one and then usually the next one is completely different in form and material. Often there are months between pieces where I am researching on many levels. My process is mental,spiritual, and physical. Of course,there are recurring themes. I’m endlessly fascinated with the relationship between physical reality and the invisible realms. I like to exalt the mundane (as if anything really is mundane). I think every great work of art has to have a lot of love in it. It doesn’t have to be pretty love or easy love but it has to be huge and deep. It doesn’t matter what aspect of life it is upholding, it just has to be there.
Sunny Day, 2015
The Sunny Day was completed in December of 2015. This conceptual piece was a huge learning curve for me. It went through several incarnations that considered different materials before it occurred to me that Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT) might solve all the problems. I knew this particular piece was 100% dependent on color accuracy. When I found the perfect colors in VCT samples at Creative Edge Master Shop, I knew it was a go!”
Location: Figge Art Museum in Davenport, IA
Materials: Materials: Vinyl Composition Tile (VCT)
Artist’s Personal Website: www.sueberkey.com