Susan Giles / Sculptures
“The Architect, by his arrangement of forms, realizes an order which is a pure creation of his spirit; by forms and shapes he affects our senses to an acute degree, and provokes plastic emotions; by the relationships which he creates he wakes in as profound echoes, he gives us the measure of an order which we feel to be in accordance with that of our world, he determines the various movements of our heart and of our understanding; it is then that we experience the sense of beauty. (…) When certain harmonies have been attained, the work captures us. Architecture is a matter of harmonies, it is a pure creation of the spirit.”
- Le Corbusier
Susan Giles is not an architect but a sculptor whose work relates to Le Corbusier’s declaration and revitalizes certain aspects associated with the architectural language. Giles' sculptures explore and redefine the rich volumes of interferences that take place between architecture and sculpture, and establish new concepts within both disciplines, leading to the convergence of new borders between the two.
Sculpture is said to be the expression of an identity, expressing its beauty through the connection of life and form. This idea is certainly true in these works, with each sculpture embodying life as a mélange of cultural experiences and search for identity, and form defined by reconstructed fragments of memory impacted by monumental architecture. The result is a series of modern, iconic sculptures with their own standard of excellence and distinctive kind of aesthetic experience.
Susan Giles has indeed attained certain harmonies. Her works are a pure creation of her spirit and the quintessence of her identity.