Multi-talented artist Susan Obrant shares her collection of wearable art. Visit her website to see more of her amazing collection.
Crochet is a language for me. The way it lays on the body and moves, the way it softly graces the form like a gently moving sea or a vibrant sunset. The arts are one for me. You create a character, and bring it to life.
Classical music has been the great teacher. Creating art for use with Mozart or Satie meant translating the audible to the visible. Allegro and adagio translate to colours and patterns. The concept of intermittent silence is equivalent to negative space in a painting, which is never empty, but full of the echo of what surrounds it. When a musician puts down their instrument, lifts their fingers, or rests their breath it is one of the most intense energies imaginable.
Surrealist humour is in my bones. I call myself, while crocheting, a spider with a bad habit. Humour gives one the courage to stand apart and glow.
Movement courses in my veins, dance being my first love. If a painting doesn’t move, it’s not alive. Colour thrives in my retinae. Nature is inspiration. To give back something new is a requirement. Each piece must be something I’ve never seen.
Whether lost in pen & ink (aka my Grammy nominated album art) or in a spin of glistening yarn, like my Aida tunics, you can hang my art on your wall or wear it on your body. From earth tones to unrestrained vibrant colour, my palette dances in them all.
Performers love their sensuous comfort, stylists love their uniqueness. Art collectors enjoy their variety. I have had a great time experimenting even to this day.
Inspiration comes from 20 centuries of Art and culture around the world. The feast an artist inhales and then gives back.
My ballet dresses are that. The first was danced in and they continue to choreograph their wearers.
My crochet pieces are lovingly handcrafted by me. One of a kind. Or commissioned. One stitch taught to me by my European Grandmother when I was 8, encouraged me to invent. Everyone is so unique, pieces become portraits.
Taste my world
Be a modern page of literature in my NINOTCHKAS.
Be unforgettable in my grand SACQUES.
BALLET DRESSES-Step out of your own dream and dance in mine.
When you wear Art it transports you.
You stand apart in your own skin. Confidence , it speaks about choice.
MOZART taught me about serious play.
LEONARDO about invention.
VAN GOGH about truth as we experience it.