Monday, January 28, 2013

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 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.)

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