Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Mandala CLXXVIII

Mandala CLXXVIII.  2024. Custom framed: 16" x 16".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Objects include:  Kitchen timer dial; six, miniature fighter jets; six vintage belt buckles; burgundy colored tops from injectable medication bottles; light blue insulin lancets; casino chips; Cheerwine bottle caps; round, front rail felt punchings from my old piano; all but two letters from a Scrabble dice game; assorted buttons and beads.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2024/01/mandala-clxxviii.html


 

Sunday, January 7, 2024

Mandala CLXXVII

Mandala CLXXVII. Custom framed: 21" x 21".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Objects include: A vintage, aluminum gelatin mold; a ring of front rail felt punchings from my old piano; eight seed heads of artificial stalks of wheat; eight, lobster claw clasps with D-rings; yellow-gold and copper beverage can tabs; eight, Singer sewing machine stitch dials; sixteen, amber-yellow dice; four, brass clock mainspring barrels; Newcastle beer bottle caps; red Monopoly hotels; laminated Tampa Nugget cigar bands; orange, syringe needle safety covers; chandelier prisms; assorted buttons and beads.

Available. $400 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2024/01/mandala-clxxvii.html


 

Mandala CLXXVI

Mandala CLXXVI.  Custom framed: 18 1/2" x 18 1/2".  Found objects hand-stitched to the back side of a vintage quilt.  Found objects include:  A vintage clock mainspring; piano hammer flanges [part of the internal workings of a piano key]; assorted beer bottle caps; eight gold flatware forks; four, vintage brass belt buckles; ballpark seat numbers; plastic candle holders for a Christmas tree or cake; eight, tan-colored Princess phone key chain rings; assorted buttons and beads.

Available. $350 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2024/01/mandala-clxxvi.html


 

Mandala CLXXV

Mandala CLXXV. 2024. Custom framed: 24 1/2" x 24 1/2".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Objects include:  A Tissot Sour Lemon Drop tin lid; six, gold flatware salad forks; artificial leaves for cake decorations; six, Dutch souvenir spoons; twelve Tinker Toy connectors; Heineken and Stella Artois beer bottle caps; four, vintage gold belt buckles; keys; green cocktail forks; chandelier prisms; four, white casino chips; assorted buttons and beads.

Available. $450 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2024/01/mandala-clxxv.html


 

Mandala CLXXIV

Mandala CLXXIV. 2024. Custom framed: 32" x 32".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Objects include:  A wheel from a rolling sewing tape measure ruler; four, red vinyl 45 records; four vintage aluminum gelatin molds; eight lobster claw clasps with D-rings; eight Singer sewing machine stitch dials; eight wooden clothespins; dominoes; ViewMaster reels; cabinet pulls; blue casino chips; red plastic lids; clear, plastic candle holders for a Xmas tree or cake (?); colorful tops from injectable medication bottles; vintage, brass belt buckles; buttons and beads.

Available. $900 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2024/01/mandala-clxxiv.html

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Mandala CLXXIII

Mandala CLXXIII. 2023. Custom framed: 20" x 20".  Found objects hand stitched to the back side of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: A red vinyl 45; vintage scissors; ballpark seat tags; red checkers; four, vintage diecast cars; gold and brass belt buckles; and assorted buttons.

Available. $325 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit:  http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/12/mandala-clxxiii.html


 

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

Mandala CLXXII

Mandala CLXXII. 2023. Custom framed: 30 3/4" x 30 3/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage blue-and-red bow tie quilt. Objects include: A bell shaped cookie cutter on two different plastic lids; retail glove hangers; corn-on-the-cob holders; assorted bottle caps; vintage brass belt buckles; cocktail forks; casino chips; wooden clothespins; brass rings; brass escutcheons; clear, plastic sewing machine bobbins; glass prisms; chess pieces; expired medical devices in clear/blue plastic containers; long needle-like parts of prostate radioactive seed implant devices; and assorted buttons.  Click on image to enlarge.

Available at Main and Maxwell, 210 Main Street, Greenwood, SC (864) 223-6229. $600 plus SC sales tax and shipping.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/11/mandala-clxxii.html

 
 

Thursday, September 14, 2023

Mandala CLXXI

Mandala CLXXI. 2023. Custom framed: 22 1/2" x 22 1/2". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Objects include:  A biscuit cutter; a coffee K-pod; nine, faux-chocolate Easter bunnies; brass drawer knob plates; touchless door openers; four, toy loons; four, white plastic discs; 1970s UAW strike buttons; and assorted garment buttons. 

Available. $450 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/09/mandala-clxx_14.html


 

Mandala CLXX

Mandala CLXX, a commissioned Found Object Mandala. 2023. Custom framed: 17" x 17". Objects hand-stitched to a section of an antique quilt. Objects from the client include:  Several unique bracelets; a dozen wristwatches; four, tiny pocket knives; and assorted charms and beads. Objects that I added:  A gold, plastic lid; a blue casino chip; four, round prisms from a dismantled lamp; the quilt section; and buttons.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/09/mandala-clxx.html


 

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Mandala CLXIX

Mandala CLXIX. 2023. Custom framed:  25 3/4" x 25 3/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Found objects include:  A decorative double outlet switch plate; a trivet; salad forks and demitasse spoons; mascara wands; jingle bells; bottle caps; Tinker Toy connectors; keys; can pull tabs; yellow plastic lids; capacitors; assorted buttons.

Available. $550 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/08/mandala-clxix.html

Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Mandala CLXIII

Mandala CLXIII. 2023. (The Spinning Out of Control Mandala). Custom framed: 40" x 40".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include:  Mahjong tiles; dominoes; clear, plastic candle holders for a Xmas tree or cake (?); copper-colored, red, and blue can pull tabs; external toothed lock washers; a brass lid; an ornate aluminum lid; light blue syringe plungers; blue plastic bottle caps; large and small screw eyes; a brioche mold; a blue casino chip; a coffee K-pod; a glass part of a table lamp; part of a rotary telephone receiver and ringer; 45 record adapters; toy motorcycle wheels; red and white plastic connectors from a child's building set; crystal chandelier prisms; buttons and beads.

Available at Main and Maxwell, 210 Main Street, Greenwood, SC (864) 223-6229. $600 plus SC sales tax and shipping.. $1500 plus SC sales tax and shipping.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/06/mandala-clxiii-spinning-out-of-control.html

Sunday, June 18, 2023

Mandala CLXI, donation to SAQA's annual benefit auction

Mandala CLXI. 2023. Custom framed:  12" x 12".  Found objects hand-stitched to a quilt block.  Objects include:  A pink pin container; miniature scissors; a quilt show button; needle threaders; three seam rippers; one miniature tube turner; safety pins; sewing machine bobbins; and buttons.
 

To be auctioned during the annual SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) benefit auction. This is an on-line event, September 12 - October 2, 2023.

 For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/05/mandala-clxi.html

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Mandala CLXII

Mandala CLXII.  2023. Custom framed: 25 1/4" x 25 1/4".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Objects include: A trivet made from Popsicle sticks and beads; two different sizes of blank, glass slides; bamboo styled salad forks; copper beverage can tabs; keys; brass screw eyes; clear, plastic candle holders for cakes; vintage film capacitors; brass buckle slides; assorted buttons and beads.

Available. $550 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/06/mandala-clxi-and-patchwork-installation.html


 

Thursday, May 11, 2023

Mandala CLX, the COVID-19 Rapid Test Mandala

Mandala CLX. 2023. Custom picture framed:  35 1/2" x 35 1/2" when hung as a square; 50 1/2" x 5- 1/2" when hung as a diamond.  Expired COVID-19 Rapid tests hand-stitched to a section of a vintage crib quilt.

Available. $1200 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/05/mandala-clx-covid-19-rapid-test-mandala.html


 

Monday, April 24, 2023

Mandala CLIX

Mandala CLIX.  2023. Custom framed: 22 1/4" x 22 1/4".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Found Objects include:  A fly wheel on which a toy motorcycle wheel was stitched; six toy convertibles; six International Atomic Star stainless spoons; keys; assorted coffee Kpods; copper colored can pull tabs; touchless door keys; four champagne muselet caps; four stain window corner brackets; external tooth lock washers; four turquoise pill bottle lids; buttons and beads.

Available through Spalding Nix Fine Art, Atlanta, GA . (404) 841-7777

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/04/after-week-of-work.html


 

Monday, April 17, 2023

Mandala CLVIII

Mandala CLVIII. 2023. Framed: 21 1/2" x 21 1/2".  Found objects hand-stitched to a block of an antique quilt.  Found objects include:  An antique ambrotype of an anonymous lady; chess pieces; old fashioned, wooden clothespins; brass paper binders; blue poker chips; beer caps; eye glasses; felt covered piano hammers; fountain pen nibs; four wrist watches; plastic sewing machine bobbins; buttons and beads.

Available.  Currently submitted to the annual Holiday Ensemble Show at Spalding Nix Fine Art in Atlanta.  

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/04/mandala-clviii.html


 

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Mandala CLVII

Mandala CLVII.  2023. Custom framed: 33 1/2" x 33 1/2".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: A red citrus juicer; a metal trivet; artificial leaves for wedding cake decorations; brass paper binders; eyeglass frames; purple perm hair curlers; thin paint brushes; coffee K-pods; sewing machine bobbins; keys; external tooth lock washers and small washers; green casino chips; brioche molds; rivets; champagne muselet caps; red and black plastic circles cut from the yokes of a six-pack of beer; red, purple and green plastic lids; buttons and beads.

Available. $700 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/04/mandala-clvii.html


 

Wednesday, April 5, 2023

Mandala CLVI

Mandala CLVI. 2023. Custom framed: 18" x 18". Found objects hand-stitched to a block of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: A clear button on a vintage Spotlight Coffee lid; four antique, shell buttons; four vintage, metal train tags; beer caps; vintage capacitors; laminated Tampa Nugget cigar bands; wooden PET ice cream spoons; blue and orange plastic lids; red casino chips; and buttons.

Available. Currently submitted to the annual Holiday Ensemble Show at Spalding Nix Fine Art in Atlanta.

For more information and additional images, please visit: https://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/04/mandala-clvi.html


 

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Mandala CLIV

Mandala CLIV.  2023. Custom framed: 20" x 20".  Found objects hand-stitched to a block of a vintage quilt.  Found Objects include: A light blue plastic "flower" loom; six marching band instrument sheet music lyres; six, metal latches; brass, touch-less door openers; gold colored can tabs; keys; brioche molds; expired medical devices in clear/blue plastic containers; plastic bottle lids; jingle bells; antique capacitors; insulin lancets; and assorted buttons.

Available. Currently submitted to the annual Holiday Ensemble Show at Spalding Nix Fine Art in Atlanta.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/02/mandala-cliv-and-leaving-for-art.html


 

Sunday, February 5, 2023

Mandala CLIII

Mandala CLIII.  2023. Framed with buttons and poker chips:  24 3/4" x 24 3/4".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include:  A rotary telephone receiver; eight, unique thread spools for multiple colors of thread; chess pieces; jump rings; miniature, white dominoes; shower curtain hooks; paper binder rings; garter hooks; casino chips; a wooden, folding ruler; buttons and beads.

Available. $450 plus SC sales tax and shipping. Contact susan@susanlenz.com or (803) 254-0842. 

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2023/02/mandala-cliii.html