Studio 8: Sue Weil
Gold Warrior2 © Sue Weil
Dissent © Sue Weil
As an artist, I am interested in creating works that add beauty and a sense of quiet to the places they inhabit. Early in my career, I wove one-of-a-kind fabric to use in my line of women’s fashion. This early exploration of color and drape in wearable art, informs my current work in tapestry where I continue to blend yarns of different tone, texture and weight to achieve richness and depth.
My tapestries often reflect my inner call for peace and order; though occasionally depict humorous images as a shout-out for comic relief in an all-too-serious world. Some recent work speaks to dramatic events playing out around us. I’ve been told that my work is architectural in feel; the weight, line and balance reflecting an architect’s sensibility. Feeling that often less is more, my designs are intentionally spare, exploring rhythm and asymmetry in bold compositions.
Weaving attracts me for its simplicity: two opposing sets of threads twining together to create a whole. Working at the loom provides me the opportunity to sit in the stillness of my thoughts, allowing my hands to think.
I earned my Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, studying art there as well as at The Art Institute of Chicago and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. Combining my interests in anthropology and art, I find myself especially drawn to weaving’s cultural universality.
- BA, Cum Laude, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
- The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
- Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Deer Isle, ME
- Cambridge Center for Adult Education, Cambridge, MA
studio hours: TBD and by Appointment