Organelles is an interesting series. In this series I worked with forms based on shells and single celled life forms. I also experimented with different media.
In this triptych, I stitched on Rives BFK printmaking paper with rayon thread. I hand colored the thread, from the back, with watercolor. The color seeped along the thread, creating natural variations. The images were assembled and permanently affixed to 3 light boxes. The effect is lovely, whether the boxes are lit or unlit.
It is a shop stopper that has won awards.
sculpture: Textile, Fiber on Soft (Yarn, Cotton, Fabric).
Susan Hensel is a multidisciplinary artist, with a 50+ year career, who combines a mixed media practice with embroidery across digital and manual platforms. Susan received her BFA from the University of Michigan in 1972 with a double major in painting and sculpture and a concentration in ceramics. With a history, to date, of over 200 exhibitions, more than 30 of them solo, twenty garnering awards. Above all, Hensel’s desire to communicate stories through art continues to be a powerful motivator. Hensel’s artwork is known and collected nationwide, represented in collecting libraries and museums.