Artist Statement

RAINBOW PLASTIQUE is a mosaic tapestry that recycles a thousand bases/sides of colorful plastic bottles. These ordinary materials, attached to garden fencing are transformed into exciting large-scale elements suspended between bridge abutments, or along existing fencing in urban settings.


Artist Bio

About the Artist: Susan Champeny collaborates with municipalities, private clients, community health centers, and educational institutions to create murals, mosaics, and recycled materials sculpture. Her goal is to inspire wonder and surprise in the viewer by creating memorable images.

Her whimsical and engaging sculptures have shown in her hometown of Worcester MA, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, and Hilo HI. She has received grants from the Worcester Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council to bring sculpture-building workshops to after-school programs. Three of her public artworks are displayed in the city of Worcester: two are mural-based, and the other is a mosaic. Her ReinCARnation Hubcap Lily Pads was a water-based installation created for Art on the Beltline in Atlanta, GA in 2012, which was then expanded for the Elm Park Art in the Park in Worcester MA.

Susan graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art, and then worked as an Art Director in publishing for 20 years, where she developed a collaborative skill set that led naturally to guiding community art projects. Her practice is based on three principles: create, have fun, and travel.