This is a blog of videos created to experience the altered/artist books and installations by Susan Lenz.
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Runaway Runway 2013 TOP TWENTY
The Township Auditorium in Columbia, South Carolina was the site for
Runaway Runway 2013, the Columbia Design League's annual fund raiser.
Designs were all made from 100% post consumer products. The
competition's first round started with all the models parading the
runway. This was followed by each model strutting her "junk"
individually. The end of the first act was another parade of all the
participants. The Top Twenty designs were announced and these models walked the runway. There was a brief intermission and the Top Twenty walked again. This is the video of both Top Twenty group walks. The video was
taken by Steve Dingman, Susan Lenz's husband. He tried to capture the
entire group but focused most on Model # 2 Felicia Finney who wore
Susan's The Leaf Dress and on Model # 35 "Christine Heiszer" who actually was Susan Lenz in disguise wearing her The Pantyhose Dress.
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.