Down Home Girl Studio - Suzanne Sawyer
Herein lies the fodder for my work: the inherent value in making something by hand, a love of nature, and a genuine interest in human motivations and relationships. I am deeply influenced by my experiences growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia surrounded by a family of makers. I often draw from plants native to that region and other forms found in nature as metaphors for relational concepts. I make paper, sculpture, books, drawings, and prints, and I particularly love making objects that satisfy my interest in working both two- and three-dimensionally – to build an object as well as embellish its surface with text or image.