Roswell-based artist Susan Marie Dopp has never stopped experimenting or evolving in her nearly 60-year career. Fluent in an impressive array of materials, methods, and styles, self-transformation has been her lifework and her gift lies in visualizing, creating, and sharing her capacity of building an imaginative, immersive world. Dopp’s latest creations reveal an immense amount of creativity through decades of expertise in art making. “I am happiest when I have no idea where I’m going,” Dopp says. “I am content in discovery, at my best when I am at play.” The illuminated sculptures-in-motion she has been working on over the past several years have given new life to objects abandoned by contemporary society. “There is a freedom, as these objects have previously been given form, which allows me to interact in unexpected and unpremeditated, perhaps, more playful and inventive ways,” she says. Dopp’s solo exhibition entitled Lacewing is on display in the Roswell Museum’s Paul Horgan Gallery from October 7, 2023 to April 7, 2024.