Susan Stone graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in printmaking and painting. She has shown in juried exhibits throughout the country and her work is in private and corporate collections regionally and nationally. Susan is a member of the Northwestern Pennsylvania Artists Association and is a member and past President of the Lake Erie Fiberarts Guild.
“Art is meant to wake you up, feed your soul, and calm you down. These past two years have been a very creative time for me, a time to explore in solitude with no restraints or commitments. It has also been a time of loss and reflection. I found that the creative process has kept me connected and aware. I was insistent to not let anything invade my creativity and to imagine a calm, clear center of beauty.
“My recent work involves transforming raw wool into felted images. For me the exiting aspect of felting is the transformation from raw wool to a sculptural object. The felt becomes scarabs, winged fantasy insects, dragonflies and faces. The images are embellished with beads, threads, fabric and found objects. I am also working with torn paper and acrylic paper on canvas. These paintings always have a focal point with a simple image that is altar-like. They pay tribute to the natural world.
“I search to express my own story. The motivation is always in the next piece. This vision is always pushing me to explore. The why of the artwork is to capture color, light, texture and to pay homage to the image. I hope you can step into and share my experience. It just might be a little magic.
“I am thrilled to show at Glass Growers Gallery. Enjoy the show.”
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