This blog is a document for the Grave Rubbing Quilt Series by Susan Lenz, a fiber artist in Columbia, South Carolina.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Memory, a post card
(Above: Memory, a postcard created for Art Quilt Elements' "Hang With Us". January 2012. Crayon on silk grave rubbings, vintage buttons, hand and free-motion machine embroidery. 4" x 6". Click on image to enlarge.)
Using a needle and thread for self-expression, I
work to create art that reflects my interest in the concept of time.Memory, universal mortality, and personal
legacy are central themes.Vintage and
recycled materials are combined with meticulous handwork. Stitched text and
free motion machine embroidery add visual and emotional layers. Work is often
exhibited in an installation format in order to better communicate message
through an accessible atmosphere.I am drawn
to textiles for their tactile qualities and often make work that is meant to
touch and be touched.