I am inspired by the work of sculptor, installation artist and surface designer Susan Benarcik.
“Benarcik takes elemental forms of the natural and man made world into her studio and carefully transforms them by stacking, stringing, layering, knotting, and weaving them into dimensional sculpture for public and private spaces.
“In the hands of this artist, simple materials become contemplative compositions for interior and exterior application that are highly tactile and evocative. They evidence a fondness and respect for the natural world, delight and bring equilibrium to our senses by allowing the natural world become part of our daily cognitive experience.” excerpted from her website.
I love how she transforms everyday materials into new configurations that relate to nature and organic formations. Nothing about her work feels forced or artificial, in this video she talks about her choice of materials, her process and how the natural wear and tear on a piece like Mental Notes enhances the piece. Sorry the embed code was unavailable but trust me it’s worth following the link to learn more about this artist’s beautiful work.