Susan Zalkind is an Arizona resident and stone sculptor who grew up in Fall River, Massachusetts at the mouth of Taunton River. Having received a BA from Boston University and an M.Ed. from Northeastern University, she then moved to California, where she began her long journey of developing tools, techniques and artistry of alabaster carving.
“I hand gather all my own stone, rare gem-quality Alabasters from deposits all over the Southwest United States. This full palate of exquisite color and figure, ranging from deep reds and light pinks to yellows, greens, purples and blacks and whites, has never before been gathered together in one collection. The spirit of my work begins here, out in magnificent wilderness, hand gathering each piece, carrying it over rubble piles and down canyon walls.”–Susan Zalkind
Susan made her first appearance at the 35th La Quinta Arts Festival, where her work received wide admiration.
Visit her LQAF Artist Gallery to see more of her sculptures and carved pieces.