Susurrus Studio offers a diverse range of fabric designs transforming the fabrics into finished items – for example bags, purses, clothing, furnishings and soft sculptures.
Working from a small home studio in the bush I employ a variety of mediums in my quest to create diverse fabric designs. Dabbling in hand painting and drawing, linocuts, digital drawing and imagery, collage and mark-making with found objects gives rise to designs that defy rigid stylistic boundaries. Digital fabric printing gives rise to the freedom to faithfully reproduce designs created by hand, working them into repeat patterns and feature panels.
Transforming the fabrics into finished items – bags, purses, clothing, furnishings and soft sculpture completes the design process: imagined ideas become tangible objects, beautiful, useful and unique.
Design inspirations are drawn from the natural environment and built spaces, the critters and people who inhabit these spaces, the objects of everyday life and occasionally, the musings of dream and fantasy. A nature lover who grew up in rural South Australia, I have embraced the flora and fauna of the Top End, immersing myself in a daytime world of burning pandanus and invading magpie geese and a nocturnal habitat populated by quirky curlews and scuttling bandicoots.
Darwin Art Trail Days
3rd Sunday of months May to September 2017
10am to 4pm
Sundays - check website for exceptions
or by appointment