View of Sakurajima in Kagoshima Bay with Kagoshima in the foreground.

In my early childhood, I was exposed to people who made their living working by hand: farmers, day laborers and craftspeople like potters, carpenters, dyers and weavers. They are lasting impressions from those years in Kagoshima, Japan. Since studying art at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Meredith College; I've taught in the NC public schools and presented workshops in Shibori and indigo dyeing throughout North Carolina.

Identity, memory, language and home are elements that play a part in my textile and dyeing explorations. At heart, I seek to reconcile the two seemingly opposite cultures living within that have made their imprint.

Copyright © 2009 Susan Fennell