Jen Tough Gallery – Susan Stover
April 13 @ 12:00 am - May 7 @ 12:00 am
My work is about the relationship between art and artifact. It is about investigating what drives us to create, what form it takes and how it is valued. It is about honoring ritual, everyday labors and the beauty and mystery in fragments left behind.
Pattern and repetition are an integral part of the work as I often use traditional textile processes. I dye fabric, melt wax, embed fibers, and construct surfaces. I choose these methods because it connects me to people in other cultures who work in the same way. It is a language with which I can communicate and learn about symbolic meanings and beliefs at the same time defining my own.