Susan R. Kirshenbaum

art and life - both the cherries and the pits


Cherry Pits Art Cards Are In!

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This is a limited edition set of 4 x 6 inch blank greeting cards. This selection of five images represents some of my favorite works, which I’m currently featuring in several mediums – large prints on silk, fine art paper prints, soft sculpture, and textiles. I’m making cards now because I’ve always loved paper and ephemera. I save and collect cards, postcards, and stamps. I even met my husband while working at a renowned postcard shop in San Francisco’s North Beach. I still live in San Francisco (and we're still married). Each 5-pack of cards comes with a set of brown craft envelopes.

These cards and more will be available for sale at my Pop-Up Art Show at Maker and Moss on October 22 in Hayes Valley and also at my Open Studio at The Laundry on 26th and Mission Streets on November 5 and 6. Stop by either or both between 11 am - 6pm. These cards are available to order online HEREHand-signed. Printed in the USA. © 2016 SRKirshenbaum

5-Pack of Art Cards with Envelopes   

5-Pack of Art Cards with Envelopes


Just About Exhibition Ready!

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Here are several pieces from one of my new series titled White Silk Scrolls. Most of the finished pieces are around 6 feet tall – human scale. Galleries might ask how these scrolls hang. I've worked out a plexiglass rod system, top and bottom, mounted to the wall with L screws. They are each about an inch from the wall so air and light can pass through and behind. I'll be showing some of these works, along with works on paper, at ArtSpan SF Open Studios the weekend of November 5-6, 2016. Look for updates about my show and sale which will take place at The Laundry, a new exhibition space on 26th Street between Mission and Capp. Photos by David Papas.

What's in the Works - My Version of Barbie?

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First art doll underway  ©SRKirshenbaum

First art doll underway


This is my first venture into doll making. Here's a photo of my almost finished doll, from my original artwork titled "Woman on the Bay Bridge". I've always wanted to make dolls. As a kid, I had some very unique art dolls, made by fantastic fiber artists. Spoiled! Using my leftover fabric from my first Lycra dress prototype, this qualifies as a rag doll. My work starts out as a figure drawing, painting, or collage. If I make it into fabric then I scale it and create a repeat pattern. In this case, I've extracted the original art work from the repeat pattern of the fabric to make a single doll. She's about 6" wide (foot to foot) and 9" tall. And she feels great to hold and squish!