Born 1935, Pittsburg, PA
We live on a planet bursting with energy and I want my sculpture to reflect this vitality and be as lively as possible. Susan Opie
Sculptor Susan Opie uses her work to display her affections for all creatures great and small; from the alligator to the grasshopper, the Bucks County artist loves them all. By making her bronze statues of magnificently proportioned arthropods, Opie intends to use these whimsical figures to motivate others to take care of our environment.
She began casting her own bronze statues in 1980 in Bucks County. Soon afterwards, she built her own foundry near her farmhouse in Pleasant Valley where she lives with her husband, Bucks County painter John Opie. Today, she mainly creates site-specific works of insects, aquatic life, and other animals.
Opie has exhibited locally in the Bucks County area and at the James A. Michener Art Museum as well as throughout the United States in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Kansas. Her collections are spread throughout the United States, including the Cleveland Museum of Art and the James A. Michener Art Museum.