Glass Art Disc ‘Innisidgen’ by Susan Kinley
This glass art disc by Susan Kinley is inspired by the ancient site of Innisidgen. This means ‘Ox Island’ in the Cornish language, and is the name of the site of two Bronze Age entrance graves located in the Isle of Scilly.
Susan loves the history of places and brings together a range of methods to create her pieces. She draws and photographs the site to really immerse herself in it. She then combines a range of methods, working experimentally with cut-outs, fragments of photography, and powdered glass enamels to create the final piece. It features beautiful shades of green and blue and has an oval shape.
This incredible glass art disc brings together history, nature and art in a deeply meaningful way.
N.B. The Innisidgen comes with transparent fittings and full instructions for hanging.
Glass Art Disc Artist
Susan Kinley has an established practice as an artist and maker, with a studio based near Falmouth, in Cornwall. Her work combines different processes and materials, including glass, metals and enamels. Visual research at archaeological sites throughout the UK, from the Isles of Scilly to the Orkneys, informs Susan’s practice. She has awards from Arts Council England, Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, the David Cantor Memorial Fund, Cultivator Cornwall and Marshwood Applied Arts.
She works to commission for individuals and on public installations, with past projects including the British Embassy in Dublin, the Met Office, Exeter, and Penlee House Art Gallery & Museum, Penzance.
In 2019 Susan was selected to show a large scale glass wall installation at the prestigious Collect Open. This is part of the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design at Saatchi Gallery.
“My wall panels and installations are overlays of places, ideas and experiences, fused together in unexpected ways. Each work tells a visual story of memory, visits to particular wild places and changes across days, months, and centuries.”