Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Artist Profile: Susan Fletcher King

Susan Fletcher King
Houston, Texas

1. What kind of challenges did this theme present to you?  For once, I had too many ideas!  It took me far too long to settle on just one idea and even then, I couldn’t resist and changed and changed again!
2. Describe your studio space?  My studio is very small.  I have compared it to being inside a space capsule.  I tend to work on multiple projects at one time so this small studio space gets very cluttered.  From time to time I have to shovel things out and start fresh.
3. Where can people see your work in the next six months?  My work will be shown at Quilt Festival this year.
4. Do you ever work in a series?  Funny you should ask!  If so, what benefits or challenges does this present to you as an artist?  I realized that my current D@8 piece is my subconscious telling me to work with particular imagery and explore those images.  I am now consciously exploring series work in a few different ways.  This is a very rewarding process since it pushes me past the obvious solutions and into uncharted waters.  This can be a painful process but growth is never without some discomfort.

5. What other activities do you engage in that “feed” your creative energy?  There are many things that feed me, not all of which seem creative on the surface.  Many times, mundane or repetitive tasks (like folding laundry) allow me to become meditative and my creative mind steps in and the design ideas start flowing.

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