susan m hinckley

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Industry Arts
Occupation writer/artist
Location Phoenix, AZ
Introduction My pictures provide glimpses of everyday (well, sort of) people and animals, combining a love of words, folk art and fiber. Each is a story in itself, inviting the viewer to engage in an exploration of the ordinary made extraordinary through the use of a little imagination and a lot of tiny stitches. But my work is as much about the process as it is about product. My pieces are hand stitched. I love the feel of the wool and the slow pace at which the picture is revealed. Using recycled and artisan-dyed felted wool, I VERY SLOWLY sew and embroider each piece, incorporating beads, vintage trims, found words and phrases. I take delight in giving things a new life. My education is in creative writing -- perhaps that explains my need for words to complete the picture. Most often my words are cut from vintage magazines of the 1920's-1950's. Quirky colors and fonts and the hunt for just the right letter add to my enjoyment of the process and ensure that each piece is truly an original.
Interests running, skating, biking, sunshine, eating guacamole in New Mexico, writing, watching Perry Mason, re-reading Nancy Drew, yelling at the stupid letters in the op-ed pages, crossword puzzles, talking about dieting but not doing much about it, fountain Diet Coke, eye/ear candy of every ilk, and mouth candy too