My fiber artwork celebrates texture, color and the myriad possibilities fiber offers to “paint” an image using fresh and unusual techniques. I use free-motion machine embroidery, bobbin embroidery, needle-felting and silk-painting to create my paintings in fiber. I explore the effects of layering fabrics, threads and yarns in order to create depth, rich color and texture in both my stitched paintings and collages.
My current work combines my passion for gardening and garden imagery with free-motion machine embroidery. My fascination with layers, which manifested itself in my more abstract work, has been expanded to include layering threads and yarns to create depth, rich color and texture. Movement and flow of color play an important role in my work, as do shadows and reflections.
Landscapes created from layers of richly colored silk, and abstract images with bold patterns, subtle color changes and striking color combinations are the result of my current explorations.
All of the artwork is based on my own designs and is created in my Columbia, Maryland studio. Every piece of artwork is an original; there are no prints or reproductions.
I show and sell my work at national and regional art shows and have exhibited nationally and internationally. In addition, I teach workshops and classes.
Susan Levi-Goerlich • Columbia, MD • 410/531-8065