3rd Prize Winner
Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award

Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize 2020

Susannah Montague


The Golden Fleece

Medium & Dimensions:

Ceramic, glaze, 22k gold luster, 23 x 13 x 14″

Susannah’s work was published in Issue 31 of Beautiful Bizarre Magazine.

About the Artist

Susannah Montague’s highly symbolic and eerily beautiful sculptures at once draw you in, and repel you. In each the surreal porcelain works, there is a narrative to be discovered. Using a combination of hand building, press molds, and slip casting to build her sculptures, she also references traditions from ceramic fine-craft and art history. Montague uses symbols such as fading flowers, bubbles, skulls, and insects to represent death and the transient nature of life. These symbols, interspersed with casts of toys including dolls, helicopters, and bunnies, take on a slightly sinister feeling in their modern compositions. Montague’s work examines the cycles in our lives and asks us to revel in the beauty of the absurd. Susannah Montague is a British born ceramic sculptor, based on Bowen Island, BC. She received her BFA from Emily Carr University and OCAD University.

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