Susan Marie Borden
I am intrigued by the vast possibilities in both discovering and developing saturated surface design, then converting it to a well-composed abstract visual. My work is not driven by a single medium, but expressed through any medium applicable to my design concept. From my dimensional collage and mixed media pieces to free hanging art quilts and sculptures to wearable art (eco / ice dyed or discharged scarves, fulled wool purses, floral collars, pins and jewelry) my successes are defined by my own personal perspective and how well I have challenged myself in the next phase of my work. My commitment to explore these ongoing creative passions always pushes me forward. Some of my work has been interactive with the public. I donate often to favorite fundraising efforts. I exhibit regularly and I have been honored with awards. I have jurored several WNY quilt shows. I have held both Exhibition Chair and Director positions at Impact Artists Gallery. I am currently the resident fibre artist at River Art Gallery Gift shop. I am currently a member of Enjoy the Journey Art Gallery, Fiber Interest Group of WNY, Tuesday at the Arts and the Evans Art Guild. I have several public pieces in New Orleans, Niagara Falls and Buffalo. I have taught/am teaching fibreart workshops locally at the NACC, Buffalo Art Studios, Impact and ART space Buffalo. I have gained a varied art education at 8 Colleges and Universities in WNY, New Orleans and Manchester, England.