Dr. Curtis Rogers interviews Susan Lenz about her recent South Carolina State Library installation titled, “Threads: Gathering My Thoughts.” The textile industry had an enormous impact on South Carolina. From the late nineteenth century through most of the twentieth century, the textile industry dominated the state’s manufacturing. In the SC State Library’s exhibit, historical images were used to honor South Carolina’s rich textile legacy and teach how the textile industry shaped cultures, demographics, and economics in our state. This exhibit included the artwork of professional studio artist, Susan Lenz, whose work has been juried into numerous national and international exhibits, featured in solo shows all over the United States, and shown on television and in print. By combining historical South Carolina textile images with the creativity of Ms. Lenz, thread was used to symbolize the former abundance in Southern textile mills and a physical manifestation of millions of thoughts running through anyone’s brain. This exhibit explored an ongoing engagement - and entanglement - with fibers.
- Susan Lenz - http://www.susanlenz.com
- Threads at the State Library blog post - http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2017/09/threads-at-sc-state-library.html