Sue Bradford – Cut on Fold


© 2014

edition of 1

dimensions in inches: 29″ x 18″


about this piece

About this piece:

Cut on Fold began with the collotype debossed image of a young girl’s dress which is stitched over with the pattern form and instructions for making a dress. The prominent threads of social and cultural expectations overwhelm the fragile, sometimes only glimpsed spirit, of what already is there.

The collotype was created with an un-inked cotton dress, the seams and details creating the relief image on the paper.


paper, thread, dress pattern

About the artist:

Sue Bradford is a multi-disciplinary artist working in printmaking, mixed-media, textiles, encaustic, and paint in Napa, California. She has a BArch in Architecture and Design from Cal Poly Pomona and has studied printmaking at Napa Valley College, Kala Art Institute and with master printer, Dan Welden.
Sue has shown her work throughout California, and in Utah and Washington DC. She has been included in shows at the Napa Valley Museum, Sebastopol Center for the Arts and Berkeley Art Center. Her work is in private and corporate collections.

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Sue Bradford – Cut on Fold