Statement

Susan Forsyth creates large-scale, site-specific public art projects.

Formal sculptures explore the feminine monumental. Industrial sheet materials are cut into simple geometric shapes. They are welded, bolted or balanced. Surfaces are polished, gilded and painted highlighting the delicacy of the material.

Participatory projects are site-specific with open-ended outcomes, allowing for meaningful public engagement. Bespoke Wiff-Waff tables allow players to invent their own rules. Drop-in choirs invite the public to sing a variety of well-known folk tunes, pop songs and anthems.


Susan Forsyth combines experimental processes and traditional sculptors’ crafts in ambitious objects bringing together precious and base materials, the abstract and the everyday, to create a kind of magical modernism.

Donald Smith, Director of Exhibitions, CHELSEA Space, London