Artist: Susan Clark
Title: Folk Jacket 2021
Attribution: Folk Jacket 2021 Susan M Clark von Saskatoon [photo by Kevin Hogarth]
Materials: velvet, hand-painted silk lining, embroidery thread, beads
Dimensions: Size: M
Image Statement: Inspired by European folk embroidered garments, I decided to make a hand embroidered jacket that paid homage to tradition. My hand-painted silk lining incorporates wolf willow and wild prairie roses. I thought often of my Grandmother, who supported her family as a seamstress in a northern SK sawmill town, while I stitched. Her family fled Seattle during the 1918 Spanish flu seeking safety in sparsely populated northern Saskatchewan.