Susan Beatrice is a “multi purpose” artist who, besides being a successful painter and sand sculptor, also takes the small mechanical parts from used watches and turns them into beautiful miniature steampunk sculptures.
Beatrice says that her recycled sculptures are “Earth-friendly and artistic items sensitive to the limits of our natural resources.” And this is true to a large extent and on many levels. Since her favorite themes are animals and all sorts of small critters, using watch parts, adds to their frailness. Since many animals around the world are threatened with extinction, this can be shown through the less frequent use of mechanical watches by people in general. Both are slowly disappearing.
Her talent stands in the way she can turn the small metal and rigid parts of the watch into such lively and fluid “living” creatures.