“Stinsmuehlen-Amend’s work functions like a visual soundtrack, mapping the unpredictable rhythms of thought.”
Annie Buckley review for Glass Quarterly
Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend, a past board member and Honorary Life Member of the Glass Art Society (1982-86), served as the first woman president from 1984-86. She has worked on the Ojai Arts Commission from 2001-2014. Her innovative work in glass, mixed media, and public art is included in private collections and public institutions including the LA County Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of the Arts, Oakland Museum of California, the Museum of Arts and Design, NY, and the City of Los Angeles.
Susan Stinsmuehlen-Amend Glass Artist
Susan Amend Stinsmuehlen_Luxury Glass (sugar bowl diptych), 2013 20___h x 29___w kiln-fired paint on glass
Susan Amend Stinsmuehlen_Holy Bolle, 2014 14.5h x 12.5w kiln-fired paint and photo decal on glass, mirror, wood frame
A Man’s Chair
“A Man’s Chair” reflects my relationship with my Father. The oldest of five, I was the first in line for expectations and discipline, lots of rules to follow.The comfortable chair in our home was his, and we pretty much stayed out of it.An armless woman amidst a decorative flower environment occupies the chair in this piece. The man is angry; flames bursting forth in the background.The left portion of this diptych is a doodle, rendered in multiple scales. Reminiscent of a knitting pattern, the repetition elicits meditation, passage of time and a calmer mind.