One of Purple Sue's most recent commissions was for the National Trust's Plas Newydd, Anglesey.
Sue welds a metal armature for strength and durability inside all of her sculptures. They are then woven with a soaked or green willow specifically grown for weaving.
Sue finds the majority of her metal from scrapyards. Tin cans, bottles, end of line fabrics, off cuts of wood, buttons and beads etc.
are widely sourced. A new lease of life is given, a different function produced, a simple artistic piece created.
Sue began making this sculpture early December but the 10ft bath used for soaking willow froze until after Christmas...
Ultimately this giant daffodil was used to raise money for a foundation for Welsh warriors.
The garden was inspired by medieval gardens which seemed to be places where amongst the beauty of flowers and herbs,
people would play, be creative, relax. This playfulness is reflected in the copper birds and structures.
'William' the scarecrow was constructed by welding together recycled metal and a mixture of old farmyard scrap.
He was woven with a combination of willow and recycled copper wire and sacking.
His Xxxxxxxxl large coat was made using old farm feed sacking.
The birds seem to love him.......
Quirky Welsh Sculptor
Purple Sue is a natural sculptor, metalworker & upcycler. With a Masters from The Royal College of Art Sculpture School and over 35 years of experience, Sue remains passionate about making and constructing, with the environment, location and sustainability being a strong influence on her work.