Friday, May 11, 2018

Textile artist Susan Tidwell

When I was in Seattle during first Thursday Art Walk in April I happened to walk into a small studio space with interesting textiles. It was studio of Suzanne Tidwell. I did not recognize the name but now when I looked at her webpage I regret not talking to her. I had seen her yarn bombing installations before and she has done some interesting things in public places. As she describes her artistic practice herself: "My brightly colored installatios transformed dreary public spaces around Seattle. People began to frequent public parks they would have never felt comfortable entering before. I have endeavored to bring joy to underused and negatively affected public spaces. People become complacent to what they see every day, rarely stopping to notice details over time. It's only when things change that we take notice. My work is tactile, temporary and ephemeral in nature. I encourage people to live in the moment, because you never know where an installation will turn up or when it will disappear."

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