This blog is a document for the Grave Rubbing Quilt Series by Susan Lenz, a fiber artist in Columbia, South Carolina.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Blessed Are the Pure in Heart
(Above: Blessed Are the Pure in Heart. 14" x 14". Crayon
grave rubbing on silk combined with a vintage handkerchief and doily by '40s and '50 textile designer Faith Austin.
Self-guided, free-motion machine outlining of the words with dense hand
stitching. April 2016).
To read more about this piece with additional images, CLICK HERE.
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.