Katharine Butler Gallery
1943 Morrill Street
Sarasota, FL 34236
941.955.4546

Artist receptions and

Third Friday Towles Court Artwalks

are 3rd Friday of eac

 

 

 

L. SUSAN STARK

(SILK DUPIONI & ORGANZA/FABRIC)

L. Susan Stark

lsstark@juno.com

 

Artist Statement

                                

          Nature is the basic inspiration for my art work.  Seeing the sunrise and sunset, the trunks of trees, the marshes, the fields of wheat, corn, sunflowers, grapes, and floral bushes all inspire my work with nature’s shapes and my own sense of color.

          The main media used in my fiber artwork is dupioni silk and silk organza.  These fabrics are cut, mixed for color depth, and sewn onto a backing.  The material and process parallels my longtime fascination with fabrics. 

       

Biography

          With a BS in apparel design from University of Illinois, an MS in clothing and textiles from Pennsylvania State University, and a PH D in design of historic textiles from New York University, I have always had an interest in creating with fabrics.  The shine, the versatility, the large color palette, especially in silks, fit into my personal aesthetics.  Of special interest to me is the spontaneous manner in which fabric flows and seems to float.  It is controlled without being contrived.

           For the past 20 years I have been a Professor at San Francisco State University teaching apparel design.  In that capacity I have had constant contact with students, faculty, and colleagues; constant discussions and critique of design; and constant experimentation with manipulating textiles.  Fabrics are my love.

 

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Bougainvillea I

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Bougainvillea II

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

 

Hanging Forest

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Waterfall

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

 

Fantasy

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Ethereal I and II

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

Autumn Stream

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Evening Landscape

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

Pink Textures

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Red Oak

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

 

Sonoma Hills Triptych

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Spring

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

Textures

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

The End

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

Winery Roses

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Abstract

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

Blue Landscape

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Curry

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

Four Landscapes

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Green Landscape

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

 

 

 

Nutmeg

Silk Dupioni and Organza

 

Spiral

Silk Dupioni and Organza