Suzan Engler is an impressive digital and fiber artist. She paints an image using computer software; prints it onto fabric; and then quilts heavily to add life to her artwork. Today we showcase Portrait of a Great Blue which is currently on display at The Art in Fiber 2015 Festival in Round Top, TX.
We had a chance to interview Suzan about her creative process, which she describes in her own words:
“I worked in architecture where the average work week was 70 hours. It was an exhilarating career, but I was designing and fulfilling someone else’s dream and it was time for me to fulfill my dreams. Inspiration comes from the everyday objects, animals, and nature which I reinterpret in new ways by manipulating light and color. It is my intension for the viewer to experience something familiar, but in a surprising new way.
I probably have 50 yards of fabric in my stash. I currently design my quilts and have them printed by a printing service, so I don’t have a huge stash. Thread is another story. Let’s just say that I have all the colors of Rainbows, So Fine! #50, and Kimono Silk. I’m now working on stocking up on Fantastico and Magnifico threads.”
Suzan’s artwork is displayed in private collections in the United States, New Zealand, and Great Britain. We completely understand why, her quilts are breath taking! To see more of Suzan’s quilting, please visit her blog.
Images courtesy of Suzan Engler.