This is a blog of videos created to experience the altered/artist books and installations by Susan Lenz.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
On November 1st Steve and I drove up to Crater Lake. It was amazing. There was already snow on the ground but the day was beyond beautiful....blue skies, azure waters, crystal clear views to the entire rim!
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.