15 February

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis

Fiber Metamorphosis is a new class currently offered in the Winter Session at Main Line Art Center. It has become so wildly popular that it’s also running again in the Spring! The focus of this four-week course is to be inspired by and learn how to transform found and natural materials into  the essential elements used to […]

20 October

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms

Do natural forms and patterns inspire and delight you? I often create designs based on organic patterns and forms. Can you tell which piece is based on a shark egg sack, or “Mermaid’s Purse”, and which design was based on giraffe fur? I’m teaching “Inspired by Nature; Drawing Organic Patterns and Forms” at DCAD; Continuing Ed &  for credit […]

19 February

Sculptural Installations with Natural Materials

Sculptural Installations with Natural Materials

From sprouting seeds in soil, to saplings and tree limbs, natural materials are the building blocks of my sculptural work. Weather inspired by, or made of natural materials, these pieces are designed to reconnect us with the environment.      

17 February

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

Sculptural Installations With Found Materials

I find it challenging to make artwork out of unlikely materials and find the responses of viewers delightful -when they finally recognize what they are looking at. Because my relationship with the natural world is at the forefront of my practice, I use natural and found materials, principals of alchemy, and ecology to design and build […]

13 July

Growing A Garden

I started a new project in May 2012 and handed it off in May 2013…             Along with Bonnie Ora Sherk, founder of Life Frames Inc., we established the first New York- based, “Community Garden and Think Park” on Roosevelt Island.  Through a program called “A Living Library”, which incorporates local resources […]

28 November

“A PLETHORA OF PRETTY TRINKETS; A review on the Random Tea Salon exhibition

ARTSNOVEMBER 17, 2011 AT 6:08 AM Sip & Ponder Eco–artist Susan Benarcik fills the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop in NoLibs with a plethora of pretty trinkets. By EILLIE ANZILOTTI If you were to walk into the Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop on a given day, you might l3eave without even noticing an art exhibit […]

14 November