Aya Fiber Studio
Artist: Suzanne Connors
I call myself a fiber artist. I love art and I have always enjoyed making art. I have tried many different mediums but always return to fiber and textile art. I am a seamstress and a designer and I have always been intrigued by textiles; and especially if the fiber has a beautiful texture, a surface that involves the senses and makes you reach out and touch it! I love layering color and combining different tactile fibers.
My work is inspired by my time spent in south Florida and the Caribbean islands. The colors of a setting sun, The Indigo blues of the sky and the sea. Tropical Flowers
What I love about fiber art is its random results - the mixture of waxes, dyes, and fabric texture create different combinations of results that are only revealed at the final step. It is always a surprise when I unwrap a freshly dyed piece of fabric. I specialize in Shibori and Batik. For me, these art forms are an excuse to use vibrant colors and simple shapes to produce designs, without having to worry too much about the details –just as in life, there are no "mistakes" with fiber, and everything is always subject to change. The imperfections are all part of the creative process. I typically use African Adinka symbols as inspirations in my batik prints and create my own stamps.
I am always learning new techniques and experimenting with them. Every piece created is a unique one of a kind original!
Stuart, Florida 34997
or by appointment