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Sue Weil

San Rafael, CA

Through my art, I seek to find balance between active engagement in events surrounding us, and the periodic need to retreat for reflection and self-renewal. My tapestries are woven with an eye toward lending beauty and a sense of quiet to the places they inhabit. However, while some of my works reflect an inner call for peace, other tapestries may address the intensifying discord in our world. Recent themes have included such issues as climate change, immigration, and the critical need to create a world in which our children can thrive. Feeling that often less is more, my designs are intentionally spare, exploring rhythm and asymmetry in abstract compositions. Weaving attracts me for its simplicity: two opposing sets of threads twining together to create a whole. Working at the loom provides me the opportunity to sit in the stillness of my thoughts, allowing my hands to think.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude in Social Anthropology from Harvard University, taking many studio art classes alongside my studies in anthropology. Combining my interests in anthropology and art, I find myself especially drawn to weaving’s cultural universality.

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