ABOUT THE STUDIO (Browse artwork below)
In my Charleston studio, I weave, dye, bead, stitch, sculpt, and collage experiments in cloth. I make small iconic garments, preferring an intimate scale; small pieces often talk themselves into large narrative series.
I use the earth’s elegant fibers: cotton, linen, silk, wool; as well as anything I’ve found, from steel and copper, paper and branch, feather and quill, to my own cut hair.
Plainweave never tires me, the simple over and under of thread in its many variations is a contemplative rhythm within which my imagination thrives.
Hand-weaving cultures grant me endless inspiration – garments made for meaning, born of belonging; frayed and soiled with the human experience. I start with these talismanic robes, wide as the world, and in conversation with them and with the many colors of my internal life, craft a visual, tactile response. Skin for the soul. Vestments for the ceremony of life.
~ Susan Hull Walker