Susan Powers Spoering

Mixed Media

Life Spirits. What started as paper collage, began to include fiber. This then moved to work to making quilts. I also began working with teabags and tea bag covers.. I enjoy working with odd materials. A desire to work with smaller combinations of fabric, and an affinity to tribal patterns evolved into these Life Spirits. They can stand or be hung on a wall. Many include tea bags, often dyed. I have also dyed silk to create changes in facial color, and used linen for heads as well. They are about 18 inches tall.