"Inspiration is about being able to look at the things that you love, to touch them and dream about them," says Susan. Bookshelves hold art texts and references that feed her work and bring hours of browsing pleasure—books by photographer Andreas Gursky, colorist Mark Rothko, and textile dealer John Gillow, who lives nearby.
Prints are grouped tightly en masse, so that the parts create one spectacular whole. "I like to have big, strong images on the wall," Susan says. Recent favorites—prints of international textile patterns—came from a side trip to the Chelsea Flea Market in New York on a recent visit to Marston & Langinger’s shop in the Big Apple’s SoHo district.