Lambertville NJ Artist Susanne Pitak Davis to Create Sculpture for 2018 METfest
We are pleased to welcome Susanne Pitak Davis as our 2018 featured sculptor. Her METFEST-themed piece will be unveiled during the event on Saturday, June 9th.
Susanne Pitak Davis is an artist and art therapist mostly known for her colorful imaginative sculpture. Her work is an exploration of the concept of "art as talisman," where energy is embedded in an object to impart a sense of the divine. In doing this, her art incorporates fragments of memory and myth woven together in a colorful cacophony where joyous, whimsical beings celebrate the rich complexity of life. Her work in sculpture relies heavily on assemblage. The form underneath is handbuilt, with either hydrocal, winterstone or das pronto. She then paints and decorates with assemblage and beadwork.
Her paintings are either acrylic or oil. The colors in her pieces are very intense and reminiscent of the Southwest where she lived for about seven years.
Susanne also works as an art therapist, where she is helping people to heal through art. She is currently employed at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton, NJ. Through the years, she has worked with adults, geriatrics, children, and people struggling with catastrophic illnesses.