Folk Jacket 2021 back detail

Folk Jacket 2021 back detail

Artist: Susan Clark

Title: Folk Jacket 2021 back detail

Attribution: Folk Jacket 2021 back detail Susan M Clark von Saskatoon [photo by Kevin Hogarth]

Year: 2021

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.