Artworks
Installation
variable
2015
Fiber, Textiles, recycle
42 x 47, 52 x 40, 37 x 45, 52 x 57
2014
Installation, Performance, Textile Art, embroidery
variable, funded by the Jerome foundation grant
2014
digital embroidery
16 x17
2018
digital embroidery
12 x 32
2018
digital embroidery
27 x 14 x 3
2018
digital embroidery
9" x 6" x 2"
2018

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  • Deconstructing Power   One of the many things that women share world wide is wage disparity with men.  In the US, the average gender wage gap, is 23%.  When considering the wages of CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, the gap narrows to 17%, but the number of women holding the position also reduces.  Women are roughly 51% of the population in  the US, holding 4.2% of the top positions in Fortune 500 companies.   What is it, then, that represents this overwhelming male power?  Perhaps it is …
  • Susan Hensel updated the Artwork Wearing My Age
    Wearing My Age A crowd sourced meditation by women about the clothing they wear to work.     I had an idea:   The clothing we wear broadcasts information about us, whether we intend it or not.  If we clothe consciously, clothing can be a form of self-publishing.   What happens when the unconscious, the inferred, subconscious or even the intended meaning of our clothing is made concrete, embroidered on uniforms that can be read and worn?   Working the idea:   I designed a uniform comprised…
  • Susan Hensel updated the Artwork Torus: Interior
  • Signs at First Presbyterian Church, Marshall, MI   CALL FOR PARTICIPATION     The history of Susan Hensel Gallery is one of community-based events that tend toward political activism.  The gallery opened in the election year of 2004 with shows that dealt with electoral politics, the war in Iraq, dreams for peace.  I retired from gallery work several years ago to return to studio practice.   With the looming presidency of Donald Trump, I'm at it again.  I cannot remain quiet.  So, for one…