Artwork copyright Susan Brandeis. Photo courtesy of the artist.

For Love Must Have Wings, 1989

Susan Brandeis
(American, born 1949)

Location: Glenridge Elementary, Kent


Artist Susan Brandeis' elaborate textile construction For Love Must Have Wings is a sewn assemblage of screen printed fabrics and flexible materials. Using imagery of natural objects that are screen printed in multiple layers, Brandeis builds a patchwork piece of intricate textures and lush surfaces that echo structures found in the natural world.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Kent School District.


Textile artist Susan Brandeis creates elaborate fiber compositions that explore and celebrate "the elements of Nature which ultimately lead to ecological harmony: growth and decay, order and chaos, agitation and tranquility, the ordinary and the sublime."

Material CategoryTextile / fiber / organic materials
MediumDyed, screenprinted, pieced, appliquéd, and stitched fabric
Dimensions4 ft x 6 ft x 1 in
ID NumberWSAC1999.036.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationNorth Carolina, United States
Location Information
AgencyKent School District
Artwork LocationGlenridge Elementary
Main hall
WA CountyKing
Site TypePublic School
Address19405 120th Ave SE
Kent, WA 98058
Geo. Coordinates47.428276 | -122.182903
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