Artist Information for Susan Else
Mechanized Fiber and Figurative Sculpture
I treat cloth not as a flat surface but as a wild flexible skin for three-dimensional objects. My work has developed in tandem with the art quilt movement, but I am one of the few artists making figurative sculpture in this medium. My current work often incorporates sound, light, and motors. I use cloth to create an alternate universe, and the resulting work is full of contradictions: it is whimsical, edgy, mundane, surreal, and engaging, all at once. Each piece tells a story, but the narrative is always open to interpretation. The power and beauty of the patterned cloth surface play off the form and content of the work, and the result is a dynamic seesaw of meanings and possibilities.
I started this work in 1998, when I added 3D elements to a flat art quilt. I have shown nationally and internationally since then, and I teach at art centers, museums, conferences, and fiber guilds across the U.S.
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Hard Times15 x 35 x 20   Photo by Marty McGillivray
Forever Yours26" x 13" x 14"   Photo by Marty McGillivray
Chasing a Dream28 x 28 x 16   Photo by Marty McGillivray
Family Life38 x 20 x 20   Photo by Marty McGillivray
Jenga21 x 14 x 11   Photo by Marty McGillivray