Sumi Foley

   
   
Hanna Adler
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
   

Sumi was born in Osaka Japan. She learned sewing and other needlework techniques from her grandmother when she was a child in Japan. Her artwork is all hand sewn. Each fabric has a beautiful design and color. When used in the right way, its beauty stands out. Old kimonos and abandoned fabric are transformed into beautiful artwork.

We are just like a piece of fabric
Each has a different color
Each has a different pattern
Each has a different story
Through each life
Let's sew us together
Nicely
Carefully
And
Make a beautiful story
For the next generation

               by Sumi

   
   
   
 
One Afternoon 2014 |11x11 kimono silk on canvas | 165.15.01
 
 
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
Radiance 2 2014 | 11x11 kimono silk on canvas | 166.15.01
   
       
       
 
© 2015 Inland Empire Museum of Art
All Art © by The Artist