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
Today I Walk in the Great Outdoors
(Above: Today I Walk in the Great Outdoors. 28" x 17".
Crayon grave rubbing on unbleached muslin on a vintage hand towel
collaged with a peach colored doily and the red-work embroidery from a
guest towel. Self-guided, free-motion machine embroidery with dense
hand stitching. March 2016.)
To read more about this grave rubbing art quilt 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.