Sue Quinlan's body of work draws from artifactual components, as well as universal experiences. Bacchus, who is named for the grape berry, is the Roman God of Revelry. He is also a personification of nature and fits well into any garden.
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. The pieces are pillars of steel and white or gray concrete that incorporate images and symbols from an array of cultures.