Susan Lenz‘ needle art is consistent in personality and style but ever growing in content and theme. I am crazy for this new art quilt, Lift and Tuck, which incorporates recycled, vintage undergarments. She says,
Stitching the girdle in place [on another work] got me thinking about aging, the quest for a youthful appearance, and the pains most women go through in attempts to fool the ravages of time. I thought about my great grandmother, my grandmother, my mother, my sisters and myself. I thought about today’s girls and tomorrow’s girls. Beauty and aging, the fight against oncoming years … well, it’s been going on forever and likely always will. To me, these relics are iconic symbols for women and aging.
Susan describes her process in detail — fascinating. And she explains her unique solution to a common problem in displaying art quilts. Check out her post.