Susan Fae Haglund
In the summer my flower garden surrounds a well visited birdbath; the visiting birds are a favourite resource of study for creating my sculptures. My bird designs are “in flight”, inspired by the movement of living birds.
I work with a variety of textile materials; fabric, paper, wire, thread and found objects, using these materials in a unique and non-traditional way. These textile sculptures are impressions of birds, not always looking or acting like one would expect, things like having fork feet or a spoon for a tail.
Another form of my textile work is; small double sided, layered paper/fabric bookmark size art. These small works are made in a playful way, collecting various pieces of fabric and paper, with colourful threads (no glue) into impressionistic images of animals and nature. They are affordably priced so that all can experience an original work of art.
Susan Fae Haglund lives in Calgary, Alberta, where she works full time as an artist and teacher. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Calgary and a Business Diploma from Mount Royal University (College). She is represented by The Lineham House in Okotoks, and has had solo exhibitions of her work in; Arts Common, Calgary public library, and group exhibitions in Alberta College of Art & Design.
She worked as a certified Picture Framer for twenty five years, where she developed her love for building and making creative sculptures. Many of the materials she used as a picture-framer are found in her present day art.
Susan Fae is an active volunteer with PALS (Pet Access League Society), receiving volunteer of the year 2015. Her volunteer work is much more than working with animals, she is an advocate for senior citizens, and has been a passionate tree huger and volunteer tree planter.
Inspired by nature, her largest works of art are created outdoors in her backyard studio.