Thursday, August 11, 2022

Mandala CXXXI

Mandala CXXXI. Custom framed: 37 3/4" x 37 3/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a quarter of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: Two sets of miniature bowling pins; plastic doll hands; a white plastic cookie cutter in a red plastic lid with a smaller yellow lid; purple and gold coffee K-pods; fourteen hinges; old slides keys; twenty-eight touchless door openers; sixteen, black door stops; twelve bronze-colored shower curtain rings; fourteen external toothed lock washers; a set of metal taps from a pair of tap shoes; 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/2022/08/mandala-cxxxii.html


 

Thursday, July 14, 2022

Mandala CXXX

Mandala CXXX. 2022. Custom framed: 28" x 28". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: an embossed metal circle; part of an poached egg pan; assorted, vintage cookie cutters; black and white dominoes; four combs; hinges; four View Master reels; eight, large red, wooden checkers; four, large white, wooden checkers; four, small, black, plastic checkers; and lots of 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/2022/07/mandala-cxxx.html


 

Friday, July 1, 2022

Mandala CXXIX

Mandala CXXIX. 2022. Custom framed: 37 1/4" x 37 1/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include:  A stainless steel trivet; a coffee pot strainer; a coffee K-pod; six gold flatware forks; six brass discs from old trophies with red, wooden checker pieces; six, round, orange Tinker Toy connectors; twelve dull red, wooden hoops from a Caron game; glass chandelier prisms; six pairs of scissors; four Maxwell House coffee lids; twenty-eight doll hands; beer caps; eight wooden blocks [cut in half]; twenty-eight touchless door openers; four brioche molds with red, wooden checker pieces; six, antique tin type photos; forty long needle-like parts of prostate radioactive seed implant devices; 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/2022/07/mandala-cxxix.html


 

 

Thursday, June 16, 2022

Mandala CXXVIII

Mandala CXXVIII. 2022. Custom framed: 13 1/4" x 13 1/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: A spiral from inside an old clock; keys; gray, white, and tan plastic bottle caps; blue plastic insulin lancets; and buttons.

Available. $200 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/2022/06/mandala-cxxvi-cxxvii-and-cxxviii.html


 

Mandala CXXVII

Mandala CXXVII. 2022. Custom framed: 20" x 20" when hung as a square; 28" x 28" when hung as a diamond. Found objects hand-stitched to a section of an antique quilt. Found objects include: A glass part of a lamp stem under which is a small sieve; six, vintage ice cream treat/Popsicle refrigerator trays; six gold flatware spoons; eight touch-less door openers; vintage blue plastic numbers and cent signs; six, white dominoes; six brass circles salvaged from old trophies; six sewing machine bobbins; four, upside down, disposable ashtrays on which were stitched four, rusty stars; and buttons.

Available. $300 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/2022/06/mandala-cxxvi-cxxvii-and-cxxviii.html


 

Mandala CXXVI

 Mandala CXXVI.  2022. Custom framed: 17 1/2" x 17 1/2". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Found objects include: A Maxwell House coffee lid; four, blue dyed wooden Tinker Toy connectors; all sixteen chess "black" side chess pieces (that are actually brown/wood); four old hole-punches; garter hooks; eight, touch-less door openers; eight, polished wheat pennies; four brioche molds holding red and blue plastic bottle caps and beads; and buttons.

Available. $250 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/2022/06/mandala-cxxvi-cxxvii-and-cxxviii.html


 

 

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Mandala CXXIV

Mandala CXXIV. 2022. Custom framed: 30" x 30" when hung as a square; 43" x 43" when hung as a diamond. Found objects hand-stitched to the center of a vintage, applique quilt.  Found objects include:  a stainless trivet; a brioche mold; a red Tinker Toy connector; green, lilac, and red, plastic bottle caps; gold flatware; clamps for fluid/IV type bags; wavy hair curlers; jingle bells; four white-and-red toy wheels; white, leaf-shaped party favor containers; expired medical devices in clear/green plastic containers; four, gold shank buttons; assorted flat buttons.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/04/mandala-cxxiv.html


 

Mandala CXXIII

Mandala CXXIII. 2022. Custom framed: 43 1/2" x 43 1/2". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage Drunkard's Path quilt. Found objects include:  a brass rooster trivet; a stainless trivet; plastic forks and spoons; a "Barrel of Monkeys"; carved, wooden mules/donkeys; silver brioche molds; violin-shaped, plastic Christmas ornaments; large, wooden dominoes; orange, plastic circles cut from a six-pack beer yokes; neon green, plastic lids; red Tinker Toy connectors; decorative, copper baking molds; laminated Tampa Nugget cigar bands; assorted beer caps; felt hammers from an old, broken Steinway upright piano; keys; copper-colored, aluminum can tabs; Peet's and Starbucks single-serve coffee pods; brown rings of unknown function; and buttons.

Available. $1200 at the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, NC.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/04/mandala-cxxiii.html

 

Thursday, March 31, 2022

Mandala CXXII

Above:  Mandala CXXII. 2022. Custom framed: 18 3/4" x 18 3/4".  Found objects hand-stitched to a block of an old Drunkard's Path quilt.  Found objects include:  a woven trivet on which a Maxwell House coffee lid was placed; yellow Tinker Toy connectors; badminton birdies; silver brioche molds; pinch pleat curtain hooks; small, crochet doilies; plastic combs; and buttons.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/03/mandala-cxxi-and-cxxii.html


 

Mandala CXXI

Above: Mandala CXXI. 2022. Custom framed: 17 1/4" x 17 1/4".  Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: miniature teddy bears; lids from vintage cans of Hoppe's gun clean-up patches; old keys; brass grommets; eight, small cookie cutters; and a plastic centerpiece of unknown function.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/03/mandala-cxxi-and-cxxii.html


 

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Mandala CXX

Mandala CXX.  2022. Custom framed:  27" x 27" when hung as a square; 38" x 38" as a diamond. Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include:  a unique Popsicle and wooden bead trivet from a friend's sister's 1970s summer camp experience; carved wooden donkeys/mules; plastic bottle caps; four stars removed from metal napkin rings; and buttons.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/03/mandala-cxx.html


 

Thursday, March 17, 2022

Mandala CXIX

Mandala CXIX. 2022. 37 3/4" x 37 3/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: a broken tambourine; a ceiling cover for a light; carved, wooden donkeys/mules; two types of coffee K-pods; four, bakelite purse handles; crochet doilies from an old tablecloth; round, brown circles of unknown function; four, chest latches; and buttons.

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/2022/03/mandala-cxix.html


 

Mandala CXVIII

Mandala CXVIII. 2022. 22" x 22". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include: a brass, snowflake shaped trivet; a small, silver brioche mold; six, decorative souvenir spoons from Germany; pin holders; yellow Tinker Toy connectors; an entire set of checkers (tan and brown); shower curtain hangers; paisley-shaped charms; four, brass hinges; beer caps; small, clear glass prisms; buttons and beads.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit:  http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/03/mandala-cxviii.html


 

Monday, March 14, 2022

Mandala CXVII

Mandala CXVII. 2022. 27" x 27". Found Objects hand-stitched to a section of an antique signature quilt. Found objects include: a decorative, blue-and-white china plate; brass hinges; sky blue and clear plastic napkin rings; brass grommets; silver broiche molds; metallic blue Christmas tree light reflectors; keys; jingle bells; blue Tinker Toy connectors; small, round glass prisms; long needle-like parts of prostate radioactive seed implant devices; sewing machine bobbins with white thread; expired medical devices in clear/blue plastic containers; beads and 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/2022/03/mandala-cxvii.html


 

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Mandala CXVI

Mandala CXVI. 2022. 39" x 39" as a square; 55 1/2" x 55 1/2" as a diamond. Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt. Found objects include:  Yellow, plastic, circular knitting loom; sixteen children's toothbrushes with turtle handles; eight draw knob plates; Heineken beer caps; twelve, bright reddish-orange, plastic crabs (that squeak!); yellow, purple, white, and blue plastic bottle caps; brackets for a screen door; hinge pin door stops; neon green cocktail stirrers; white, circular pin savers; orange, plastic circles cut from a six-pack beer yokes; blue casino chips; purple, three-sided hair combs/picks; green, metallic Christmas light reflectors; buttons and beads.

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/2022/03/mandala-cxvi.html


 

Thursday, March 3, 2022

Mandala CXV

Mandala CXV. 2022. Custom framed: 32" x 32". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of an antique signature quilt.  Found objects include: An antique ambrotype in half of a decorative case; one dozen brass drawer knob plates; anonymous photos in twelve wine glass charms; eight anonymous photos on earring charms; four decorative outlet covers; a dozen clear, plastic napkin holders; six coffee K-pods; four wavy hair clips; four aluminum brioche molds; brass grommet rings; small, round, glass chandelier prisms; eight paisley shaped earring charms; four folding travel scissors; long needle-like parts of prostate radioactive seed implant devices; buttons and beads.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/03/mandala-cxv.html

Thursday, February 24, 2022

Mandala CXIV

Mandala CXIV. 2022. Custom framed: 22 3/4" x 22 3/4". Found objects hand-stitched to a section of a vintage quilt.  Found objects include: A blue plastic lid inside an antique adding machine's ribbon case with a sewing machine bobbin under a glass section of a table lamp; six, black chess pawns; old Ram car keys; small, round, glass prisms from a chandelier; green, metal can pull tabs; blue, plastic water bottle lids; buttons; and green golf tees printed with the word Hawai'i.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit:  http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/02/mandala-cxiv.html


 

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Mandala CXIII

Mandala CXIII. Custom framed. 30 1/2" x 30 1/2". Found objects hand stitched to a section of an old, signature quilt.  Found objects include: Brown combs; pre-wound, paper sewing machine bobbins with white thread; a door lock; a ring from a towel hanger; orange and tan, plastic lids and aqua-printed lids from Arizona tea bottles; brioche molds from Sweden; laminated Tampa Nugget cigar bands; white, plastic "S"-shaped cafe curtain hangers; brackets for screen doors; brass grommet washers; brass knobplates; and buttons.

Available. $550 plus sales tax and shipping.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/02/mandala-cxii-and-cxiii.html


 

Mandala CXII

Mandala CXII.  2022/ Custom framed. 17 1/4" x 17 1/4" when hung as a square; 24 1/2" x 24 1/2" when hung as a diamond. Found objects hand-stitched to a block of an old red-and-blue Dresden Plate quilt.  Found objects include: Lots of parts from a broken, antique adding machine; a glass lamp base; gold, plastic hangers for men's ties; keys; brass belt closures; four, plastic lids with thread labels and jingle bells; and buttons and beads.

In a private collection.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/02/mandala-cxii-and-cxiii.html


 

Mandala CXI: The Steinway Keys Mandala

Found Object Mandala CXI, The Steinway Piano Keys.  2022. Hung as a square: 52 1/2" x 52 1/2"; hung as a diamond: 74 3/4" x 74 3/4".  All 88 piano keys from an old, broken, upright Steinway hand-stitched to a section of a vintage, hooked rug.

In the collection of Carolina Steinway.

For more information and additional images, please visit: http://artbysusanlenz.blogspot.com/2022/02/mandala-cxi-steinway-piano-key-mandala.html