"Roman Winged Women Send XO"

Susan Wortman

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Arriving in Rome and being influenced by the sculptures throughout the city, I created a Roman series of “Winged Women” which began 15 years ago after being diagnosed with breast cancer.  The winged women represent all of our scarred, stretched and imperfect bodies, however, the Roman winged woman are elevated on pedestals similar to the sculptures I embraced on the streets, fountains and buildings in Rome.  The XO represents both the graffiti on the buildings along with my sending hugs and kisses home to loved ones in my life.

Bio

Susan Wortman lives in Sleepy Hollow, New York.  She received a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and has been working in clay for over 35 years.  She is currently an artist member at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester NY.  She has exhibited in a number of group shows in New York, has published work in 500 Raku, and has presented at conferences on the topic of the healing power of clay.