Monday, January 28, 2013

WINDOW SERIES or ... "small, stained glass"

 
SOLD ... or at the Grovewood Gallery.  It is difficult to keep track because I spend most of my time in my studio!
(Above:  Window CXCIII.  CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE! Framed 19 1/4" x 17 1/4". $265 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.)

I accept all major credit cards.  To order or ask additional questions, please email me at either mouse_house@prodigy.net or susan@susanlenz.com.  My husband Steve and I can also be reached on the Mouse House business telephone, (803) 254-0842.  During the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we can be reached on our cell phones too.  Steve's is (803) 360-3035. Mine is (803) 606-9804.  All three numbers can accept a FaceTime call too. Otherwise, Mouse House is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 5:00 and most Saturdays from 10 - 2.  These prices are exactly the same as galleries carrying my work.

 
 (Above:  Window CXCIV.  Click on the image to enlarge.)
 
 
(Above:  Window CXCV.  Click on the image to enlarge.  This piece is currently available at the Sumter Gallery of Art in Sumter, SC.)
 
Each piece is layers of polyester stretch velvet fused to recycled, black industrial felt.  Strips of sheer chiffon shift and add colors. Then, each piece is free-motion machine stitched with 100% black cotton thread.  Next, holes are melted through the layers using two sizes of soldering irons.  Finally, the work is subjected to the intense heat of a heat gun which melts away the felt that is between the polyester velvet shapes.  Because the thread is COTTON ... a natural that doesn't melt ... the shapes are held together.  Everyone asks about the "fringe".  What is it?  Just excess melted felt stuck in a line of stitching!  Each framed work is just $265 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  I charge exactly what FedEx Ground charges me plus about $5 for the box ... basically, I round up to the nearest sensible amount which is close to $4 to $5. 
 
SOLD!
(Above:  Window CXCVI. Click on the image to enlarge.)
 
 
(Above:  Window CXCVII. Click on the image to enlarge.)
 
(Above:  Window CC. Click on the image to enlarge.  This piece is currently available at the Sumter Gallery of Art, Sumter, SC)

Lancet Windows


 
(Above:  Lancet Window CCXXV.  CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE!  Framed: 31 1/4" x 11 1/4". $395 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  This piece is currently at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville.)
 
I accept all major credit cards.  To order or ask additional questions, please email me at either mouse_house@prodigy.net or susan@susanlenz.com.  My husband Steve and I can also be reached on the Mouse House business telephone, (803) 254-0842.  During the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we can be reached on our cell phones too.  Steve's is (803) 360-3035. Mine is (803) 606-9804.  All three numbers can accept a FaceTime call too. Otherwise, Mouse House is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 5:00 and most Saturdays from 10 - 2.  These prices are exactly the same as galleries carrying my work.
 
 
(Above: Lancet Window CCXXVII.  Framed: 31 1/4" x 11 1/4". $395 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  This piece might be still at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville.  It's difficult for me to keep track because I spend most of my time in my studio!)

Each piece is layers of polyester stretch velvet fused to recycled, black industrial felt.  Strips of sheer chiffon shift and add colors. Then, each piece is free-motion machine stitched with 100% black cotton thread.  Next, holes are melted through the layers using two sizes of soldering irons.  Finally, the work is subjected to the intense heat of a heat gun which melts away the felt that is between the polyester velvet shapes.  Because the thread is COTTON ... a natural that doesn't melt ... the shapes are held together.  Everyone asks about the "fringe".  What is it?  Just excess melted felt stuck in a line of stitching!  Each framed work is just $395 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  I charge exactly what FedEx Ground charges me plus about $5 for the box ... basically, I round up to the nearest sensible amount which is close to $4 to $5.

(Above: Lancet Window CCXXVIII.  Framed: 31 1/4" x 11 1/4". $395 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.)

Large "In Box Series"


(Above:  In Box CCCLXXXV.  Framed:  33 1/2" x 21 1/2". $550 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  Click on any image to enlarge.)

I love making these colorful pieces!  Each one is an abstraction of an imaginary city seen from an aerial perspective.  This concept reflects my admiration for Friedenreich Hundrethwasser's amazing Vienese condominiums.  My fiber cities are unique because every dwelling/box is decorated to reflect the unique, creative individuals who reside there. 

(Above:  In Box CCCLXXXVI.  Framed: 33 1/2" x 21 1/2". $550 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.)

The large "In Box Series" pieces are stitched to a piece of off white acid-free mat board and mounted into a 1" linen liner and placed into an exterior frame.  Glass is positioned between the frame and the liner assuring that it never comes into contact with the artwork.  The retail price is $550.  These pieces are wired for vertical hanging but can be rewired for a horizontal presentation.

I accept all major credit cards.  To order or ask additional questions, please email me at either mouse_house@prodigy.net or susan@susanlenz.com.  My husband Steve and I can also be reached on the Mouse House business telephone, (803) 254-0842.  During the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we can be reached on our cell phones too.  Steve's is (803) 360-3035. Mine is (803) 606-9804.  All three numbers can accept a FaceTime call too. Otherwise, Mouse House is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 5:00 and most Saturdays from 10 - 2.  These prices are exactly the same as galleries carrying my work.

(Above: In Box CLXII, detail.  This piece is SOLD but serves as a good example of how dimensional the artwork really is.)

Each piece is layers of polyester stretch velvet fused to recycled, black industrial felt.  Strips of sheer chiffon shift and add colors. Then, each piece is free-motion machine stitched with 100% black cotton thread.  Next, holes are melted through the layers using two sizes of soldering irons.  Finally, the work is subjected to the intense heat of a heat gun which melts away the felt that is between the polyester velvet shapes.  Because the thread is COTTON ... a natural that doesn't melt ... the shapes are held together.  Everyone asks about the "fringe".  What is it?  Just excess melted felt stuck in a line of stitching!  Each framed work is just $550 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  I charge exactly what FedEx Ground charges me plus about $5 for the box ... basically, I round up to the nearest sensible amount which is close to $4 to $5.

Medium Sized In Box Series

 
(Above:  In Box CCCLXXXII.  Framed: 22" x 18". $325 plus tax and shipping.  Click on any image to enlarge.  I have no medium sized In Box Series pieces in my studio.  There are several at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville.  I can always make more!)

 I love making these colorful pieces!  Each one is an abstraction of an imaginary city seen from an aerial perspective.  This concept reflects my admiration for Friedenreich Hundrethwasser's amazing Vienese condominiums.  My fiber cities are unique because every dwelling/box is decorated to reflect the unique, creative individuals who reside there.

 
(Above:  In Box CCCLXXXIII.  Framed: 22" x 18". $325 plus tax and shipping.  Click on any image to enlarge.)
 
Each medium "In Box" piece is $325 plus tax and shipping.  I accept all major credit cards.  To order or ask additional questions, please email me at either mouse_house@prodigy.net or susan@susanlenz.com.  My husband Steve and I can also be reached on the Mouse House business telephone, (803) 254-0842.  During the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we can be reached on our cell phones too.  Steve's is (803) 360-3035. Mine is (803) 606-9804.  All three numbers can accept a FaceTime call too. Otherwise, Mouse House is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 5:00 and most Saturdays from 10 - 2.  These prices are exactly the same as galleries carrying my work.

 
(Above:  In Box CCCLXXXIV.  Framed: 22" x 18". $325 plus tax and shipping.  Click on any image to enlarge.) 

Each piece is layers of polyester stretch velvet fused to recycled, black industrial felt.  Strips of sheer chiffon shift and add colors. Then, each piece is free-motion machine stitched with 100% black cotton thread.  Next, holes are melted through the layers using two sizes of soldering irons.  Finally, the work is subjected to the intense heat of a heat gun which melts away the felt that is between the polyester velvet shapes.  Because the thread is COTTON ... a natural that doesn't melt ... the shapes are held together.  Everyone asks about the "fringe".  What is it?  Just excess melted felt stuck in a line of stitching!  Each framed work is just $325 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  I charge exactly what FedEx Ground charges me plus about $5 for the box ... basically, I round up to the nearest sensible amount which is close to $4 to $5.

(Above:  In Box CLX. This piece is sold but the photo is a good way to see the dimensional quality and textural surface of my work.  Click on image to enlarge.)

Small "In Box Series" pieces

 

(Above:  In Box CCCLXXIX.   Framed:  19 3/4" x 15 3/4". $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping. Click on any image to enlarge.  I have only one small In Box piece in my studio. Others are at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville.  I can always make more!  If you are interested, let me know!)

I love making these colorful pieces!  Each one is an abstraction of an imaginary city seen from an aerial perspective.  This concept reflects my admiration for Friedenreich Hundrethwasser's amazing Vienese condominiums.  My fiber cities are unique because every dwelling/box is decorated to reflect the unique, creative individuals who reside there.  The price for one of these small treasures is just $235 plus tax and shipping.

(Above:  In Box CCCLXXV. Framed:  19 3/4" x 15 3/4". $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping. THIS ONE IS SOLD!)

I accept all major credit cards.  To order or ask additional questions, please email me at either mouse_house@prodigy.net or susan@susanlenz.com.  My husband Steve and I can also be reached on the Mouse House business telephone, (803) 254-0842.  During the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, we can be reached on our cell phones too.  Steve's is (803) 360-3035. Mine is (803) 606-9804.  All three numbers can accept a FaceTime call too. Otherwise, Mouse House is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 - 5:00 and most Saturdays from 10 - 2.  These prices are exactly the same as galleries carrying my work.

 
(Above:  In Box CCCLXXVI. Framed:  19 3/4" x 15 3/4". $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.)
 
Each piece is layers of polyester stretch velvet fused to recycled, black industrial felt.  Strips of sheer chiffon shift and add colors. Then, each piece is free-motion machine stitched with 100% black cotton thread.  Next, holes are melted through the layers using two sizes of soldering irons.  Finally, the work is subjected to the intense heat of a heat gun which melts away the felt that is between the polyester velvet shapes.  Because the thread is COTTON ... a natural that doesn't melt ... the shapes are held together.  Everyone asks about the "fringe".  What is it?  Just excess melted felt stuck in a line of stitching!  Each framed work is just $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.  I charge exactly what FedEx Ground charges me plus about $5 for the box ... basically, I round up to the nearest sensible amount which is close to $4 to $5.

(Above: In Box CCCLXXVII. Framed:  19 3/4" x 15 3/4". $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.) 

(Above: In Box CCCLXXVIII. Framed:  19 3/4" x 15 3/4". $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.)


  

(Above: In Box CCCLXXX. Framed:  19 3/4" x 15 3/4". $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.) 

(Above: In Box CCCLXXXI. Framed:  19 3/4" x 15 3/4". $235 plus South Carolina sales tax and shipping.)