Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

An Experiment

detail of Young Man

I've been experimenting--making fabric of used tea bags to stitch. I love the idea of it's fragility yet strength & the marks the captured tea makes upon the paper container. Tea bag paper can generally withstand more abuse & water than normal paper. I like the way no tea bag is alike, as the subject matter I stitch--each of us is unique & special.

These are some pieces still in process, but I'm liking the ability to stitch on paper of a sort. I'm hoping to create a new body of work using this material & concept, as well as trying fine, transparent papers.

Young Man

Susan


Friday, December 19, 2014

Congratulations, Capital City Arts Initiative!

I'm so pleased to announce that the Capital City Arts Initiative was awarded a $50,000 grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts! 

Isn't that grand news? 

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

"Release"


Release
A powerful sculpture of Nelson Mandela, by sculptor Marco Cianfanelli, entitled "Release". I saw it on an older blogpost of Robert Krulwich, of Radio Lab. Check out Krulwich's post, always a great read, for more information. Photos were granted by Cianfanelli.

Release

Isn't it amazing that these 50 columns of broken comb like forms, create such a powerful image.




Thursday, October 30, 2014

My Friend & Fiber Partner in "A View Within"


Karen Rips, in World of Threads, opening tomorrow, 11/1. 

A View Within is our collaboration, featuring body imaging works in different formats.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Brain Initiative Moves to the University of Chicago Medical Facilities


Artists had submitted pieces investigating how 
our minds work, 
where thinking comes from, what is the origin 
of consciousness.

It is not only scientists who can shed light 
on how our minds 
function - artists can also do so.


The exhibit goes from 11/1 thru 3/15

Chicago University  (DCAM) 

2nd floor corridor link & (CCD)

5758 S. Maryland
Chicago, IL 60637

Monday, October 27, 2014

New Venue


Soon many of the pieces in "The Brain-Art Initiative" will be moving from its current location, the Beverly Arts Center, to The University of Chicago Medical Facility.

 This is the first time I'll have work in a university medical facility and I'm very excited. 




This is the piece that will be traveling onto the University. It's multi threads on fiberglass mesh, machine stitched. It received 3rd place. 

Brain MRI
Lia Cook also had a piece in the show, receiving 1st Place. You can see it below: