Susan Lenz

watercolor & ink drawing
10 x 13 x 1 in.

As an embroiderer, I am naturally drawn to patterns and decorations. They inspire me, challenge me, and connect me to a rich and ornamental history. I keep a sketchbook of designs seen on various travels. It functions as my “wordless” journal. This year I recorded details from Ravenna, Italy to Vienna, Austria and from New York City to Charlotte, North Carolina. I use this collection of overlaying motifs to create stitched artwork and to convey my deep appreciation for beautiful surfaces. Each embroidery documents a special place, a unique point in history, and a personal memory.

© Susan Lenz