Breath is a series of 10 fiber artworks that are stand-alone sculptures as well as air filters that explore broad intersections of art, utility, place, and comfort during this sudden paradigm shift the global pandemic represents. I will interview 10 diverse people and ask them for a piece of fiber that holds memories and meaning. I will combine the item as well as taking into account the personality that is discovered as a result of interviewing them and create a mask that is a visual representation of my findings.
Suzannah Schreckhise is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. She earned a Bachelor of Art at the University of the Ozarks. She is a 2018 Art Inc Fellow. She has participated in and won awards at numerous state and national exhibitions, including shows at the Woman Made Gallery in Chicago, Topanga Gallery in Los Angeles as well as exhibited at the Ceres Gallery in New York City. Her art has been featured in several publications, including the international juried magazine Studio Visit. In 2021, her work will tour the state as part of Arkansas state Women to Watch exhibition Paper Routes, curated by Allison Glen for the Arkansas National Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts; she was juried onto the committee’s artist registry in 2019. She won 1st Place at the RAM 2019 Annual Invitational.