Inspiration - Susan's explanation of the inspiration and creative process behind specific sculptures: Above all, kindness - Introduced January 2009
"A kind comment or gesture from someone can really make my day. There are specific people in my life who have taught me how powerful the quality of kindness is, and these people directly inspired me to sculpt pieces that elevate the importance of this attribute. Kindness is the virtue that gives us so much reward, and the one we aspire to. The sentiment, 'Above all, kindness' means just that. The animals can be metaphorical (who better to teach us about kindness than animals?) or the figures can simply represent a loving relationship with a pet."