Susan creates three-dimensional collages to form the body of each lamp or candlestick. Ordinary household objects reappear in surprising, delightful, and sometimes hilarious ways.
Each lamp has a theme, and every component is significant. Susan may try thousands of different combinations of components, taking parts on and off repeatedly, before she finds the arrangement that works.
Susan finds lamp parts by searching junkyards, thrift stores, and yards sales- and even by dumpster diving! Once she has completed the base, she then creates a lampshade uniquely suited to it, using a variety of techniques, including drawing, collaged paper, and fabric.