Client: Temple Emanu-el
Location: Dallas, TX, United States
Completion date: 2016
Artwork budget: $32,750
Ark cover designed for the newly built Stern Chaple, which is a part of the synagogue Temple Emanu-el in Dallas, TX. Overall Dimensions: 70.5″ length x 57.5″ width Material: Found Mylar balloons
Suzanne worked closely with the synogue and the architect firm, Cunningham Architects, to create a commisioned ark cover for the newly created Stern Chaple. The Temple Emanu-el's main sanctuary features an ark cover by Anni Albers and the goal was to create something similarly elegant. Suzanne wanted to create a cover that followed her fine art practice of utilizing found materials. The goal was to create an ark cover that was both beautiful and meaningful to the community. She used found Mylar balloons, collected from her community, to weave a beautiful and meaningful ark cover for the Temple Emanu-el.
Every human celebration that exists was woven into this, from births to bar mitzvahs to graduations to Father’s Day. The end result is a collaborative art piece that represents hundreds of life's celebrations installed in a newly constructed Stern Chapel
Wallpaper* magazine chronicled the design process of this project https://www.wallpaper.com/art/perfect-foil-artist-suzanne-tick-tightly-woven-wonder