Zalkind Susan

I grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts – at the mouth of Cape Cod – dreamy summers, vibrant falls, white winters and luxurious springs. I was an athlete, loved the water, belonged to a wonderful Jewish community and enjoyed a life filled with friends, education and sports. My childhood was so great that it took me awhile to find my own rudder after leaving my parent’s home. After receiving a BA from Boston University and an M.Ed. From Northeastern University, my spirit was lured to the North San Diego County coast on the wave of ‘California Dreamin’ in the early 70’s.
Every piece I carve is an expression of my love of beauty and my love of this magnificent stone – Alabaster. In 100% service to beauty, truth and joy, I now want to share the translucent, transcendent beauty of Alabaster and these hand carved alabaster pieces with you.
Inspired by the beauty of nature all around me, I am intrigued with bringing forth these images from the stone. Rock forms, faces, fantasy figures, and flowers are recurring themes in my work. Carving a simple shape also holds my fascination. I transform rough stones into simple, elemental forms that soothe the hand, the eye, and the soul. I see my work becoming deeper and richer along with my years and experience. At this point in my life as an artist, with the maturity of my developed skill and aesthetic, I want to work at the top of my form to fully express my artistic vision and to utilize all the knowledge I have acquired with my chosen medium, Alabaster.

Small Vessel
Carved and Polished Alabaster - 6" H x 6" W x 5.5 D
Small Vessel
Carved and Polished Alabaster - 7" H x 7.5" W x 5.5" D
Small Vessel
Carved and Polished Alabaster - 6" H x 5" W x 5.5" D
Large Vessel
Carved and Polished Alabaster - 11" H x 7" W x 8" D
Large Vessel
Carved and Polished Alabaster - 11.5" H x 12" W x 9" D
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