As a fiber and installation artist, Susan Lenz uses layers of polyester stretch velvet, metallic foiling, and recycled acrylic packaging felt to reflects her passion for historic buildings, especially historic stained glass windows and the colors and eco-friendly ideals of Friedensreich Hundertwasser, a 20th c. Austrian artist and architect. Susan's framed artwork is the result of hand-guided, free-motion machine embroidery and unusual melting techniques. She uses three sizes of soldering irons and an industrial heat gun. This is a unique process that Susan developed herself over a decade ago. Each piece builds on the last in an exploration of design motifs and stitched symbols.
Susan’s work has appeared in national publications, numerous juried exhibitions, and at fine craft shows including the Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show and the Smithsonian Craft Show. She has been featured on art quilting television programs and with Through Our Hands, an invitational fiber arts group based in England. Susan is represented by the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville, and her solo shows and installations have been mounted all over the country.