Susan Lordi Marker: Explorations in Cloth

Fricke, Michele
January 1999
Surface Design Journal;Winter99, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p28
Trade Publication
The article describes the work of textile artist Susan Lordi Marker. In the late 1990s, Lordi Marker is working with the processes of devor� and cloqu� to manipulate cloth. Her devor� work uses acid to burn a desired image into the cloth, and the cloqu� aspect of her work involves placing it in a lye bath. In both cases, some parts of the fabric are more affected by the process than others, which leads to a creative tension between stained and unstained sections of her work, as well as shrunken and unshrunken areas. The author mentions that Lordi Marker seeks to experiment in her work and welcomes unpredictable discoveries. She wants her work to appear spontaneous, and her subject matter deals extensively with the connection between cloth and the human experience.


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