What Inspires

by | Oct 8, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018: 

MFAH – Law Building
1001 Bissonnet Street
Houston, TX 77005

Presented by Suzanne Tick, founder, Suzanne Tick Inc.

After a career in commercial design, most notably as creative director for Knoll Textiles, Suzanne Tick began exploring the experimental side of weaving. She became interested in reclaimed materials during childhood summers working at a recycling plant, and today she finds inspiration in readily available discarded objects, such as the wire hangers, plastic bags, and cardboard tubes that come with dry cleaning.

Tick transforms the materials into wall hangings that are at once delicate and strong, blending organic and industrial materials like fiber-optic yarn. “Weaving holds everything together—materials and life, successes and failures,” she says.

In this lecture, Tick offers a glimpse at her creative process and a behind-the-scenes look at the East Village studio in New York where she lives and works. She also talks about her latest projects, and the stories that inspired them.

Drop in! This program is free. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.