Stunning close up shot of Susarto's incredible work. The detail in these pieces are so lifelike.
We met Susarto ( Susan Moloney) through the wonders of the web many moons ago and the friendship that formed was instant. We bonded over craft/etsy and her love of Ireland ( A love that inevitably meant she married a fine Irish Beauchaill from Limerick) Sus lives and works in Philedelphia and creates incredible thought provoking artwork using found objets and often macabre elements and themes. Susarto has exhibited her mixed media work all over the US. Of course being a fellow eccentric we had a lot in common.
Recently we decided to team up and create a few collaborative pieces just for the heck of it. The results were fantastic. A juxtaposition of the soft signature ruffles and feminine embellishments of our own work with the Gothic/macabre aesthetic of Susarto's work and we had ourselves the beginning of "one of a kind" wearable art collectibles.
We enjoyed the collaboration so much that we are looking forward to continuing the relationship. In fact Susarto shipped a new bunch of Vintage Lassies ( see pic above) from the US which arrived this morning. The term child in a sweet shop comes to mind as we clambered through the packaging to get at the new delivery!
You can peruse and folllow Susarto's work on her Facebook Page.
Watch this space for further pieces as they come off the cutting table!