Sue Ela was born in the United States and has lived in Israel since 1970. Sue's sculptures deal mostly with women, relationships and dance. Her favorite technique is bending steel wires, covering them with clay and casting them in bronze or polyester. Sue's conviction that people have the ability to change and grow is expressed in the flow and movement in her sculpture. Based on her abstract sculptures, Sue has designed numerous outdoor sculptures and experiential, interactive sculptures, two of which were enlarged and placed permanently in a sculpture park in Modiin, Israel in 2013.


Sue designed "The Kingdom Playground" in the Liberty Bell Park near the center of Jerusalem which was inaugurated in January 2019. The park is made up of eight huge sculptures of royal images including slides, crown shaped benches and four sculptures of princes and princesses behind which children can stand to be photographed. Sue has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Israel, the United States and Europe.