Susan A. Rankin featured artist at Walkerton library

WALKERTON – The Bruce County Public Library Walkerton Branch is very pleased to host Susan A. Rankin’s life-inspired art.

A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, Rankin constructs original fabric designs using a multitude of textile painting, needlework and collage techniques. Realistic or abstract interpretations of life are portrayed in hangings, coverings and sculptures. Working full-time on art since 1980, Rankin has commissioned pieces in public and private collections throughout Canada, the United States and England.

Rankin’s work begins with an intangible concept or feeling or visual inspiration from the natural world. The concept is then portrayed in fabric, constructed in a way that combines painterly expression with the constricts of woven material and thread. Additional expression is added by way of stitched thread and, on some designs, collaged non-fabric materials.

Rankin’s pieces are on display on The Art Wall at the Walkerton library now until Aug. 26.

The Art Wall at the Walkerton library serves as a celebration of local talent and speaks to the rich artistic talent thriving in and around Walkerton. It is open to the public during regular library hours, providing a welcoming and accessible experience for everyone.