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
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