Susan Kurland

The practice of my art is inspired and influenced by the needlework my Mother and Grandmother made. As a young woman, I learned to sew making my own clothing. I began creating wearable or useable items from cloth, yarn, and thread. I explore the boundaries of the textures I create by knitting, crocheting and sewing using thread, and leftover fabric from previous projects. Part of my process is the repetitive nature of the movement used to create the given textile or object. It can be seen as meditative or tedious. Found objects, such as used furniture pieces, are altered and transformed to represent a movement or feeling. Through the iterations of my work, layered with various materials, represent a dichotomy, old versus new, strong versus fragile. Repurposing those materials whether handed down from one generation to another or found; I create drawing from my experiences and observations.


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