Sue Quinlan’s work explores how artifacts can help people connect with universal human experience and explore its personal meaning.
Her fusion of cultural icons illuminates the connection we all share, including our joys and struggles with ubiquitous events like birth, death and human relationships.
These same ideas have compelled people throughout time and were frequently expressed through their art.
Sue’s use of artifact imagery reminds each of us of the many constants in the human drama.
Media: Concrete and Steel
Dimensions: 72" to 75" H x 7" W x 5" D
Cultural Pedestrians is a series of freestanding concrete and steel pieces that visually represent different cultures of the past and present people from our society and others. The pieces are human-sized, and just like us, the whole is made up of parts. Each of us is a multifaceted compilation of smaller fragments of our thoughts, experiences, and aspirations. The parts are not uniform but instead diverse, not derived from a single place.
In juxtaposition to the living imagery is the enduring and timeless nature of the steel and concrete framework. This represents the path each of us takes, a march through time that is repeated into the future by many generations, just as we replicate what has come before. Our differences may show, but are held tight in the strong foundation of the human condition, moving relentlessly forward.