Susan Turner Flores

Gene and Susan Flores with their family

I had hoped to get to the reunion, but had to be in Los Angeles in February, and will go to San Francisco in August for the birth of a grandchild, so will not be there with you. I was only at Pomona for two years; I then transferred to U.C. Berkeley. I was a sociology major at Pomona, but took one art history class from a wonderful visiting professor, a woman whose name I don't remember. And that was it. I am an artist. For the last fifteen years I have been making contemporary metal furniture. I have been married for almost forty years to metal sculptor, Gene Flores.

We've lived quite a varied life, first in a store front in
L.A., then in a remote area of the high desert in the Tehachapi Mountains. Next was Santa Cruz for ten years, then NYC (Tribeca) for nine years, and lastly here in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and we're not moving again. Always we were artists, always working in metals, though I have also done some art photography. We've raised three sons, and have three grandsons plus a granddaughter on the way.

I don't think I have any one proudest moment although I have been fortunate to have recognition for my furniture in both the furniture world and in the art world. I'm grateful for a very interesting life that has taken us to many places.

My future plans are more of the same.