In recent years Suzanne Spahi has traveled extensively teaching her mosaic rug techniques, exhibiting selected works in collective exhibitions, and participating in mosaic symposiums.
EVERY RUG TELLS A STORY
To her surprise people enjoy listening to her story of her journey into mosaics and how oriental rugs became her means of expression. It is by chance that her works have come to tell a story and she whimsically titled her presentation: Every Camel Tells A Story and/or Every Rug Tells A Story, even the title has a story! She feels honored to be have been selected to write her story which is being published in the upcoming book entitled: Daughters Of The Nile: Egyptian Women Changing Their World. Her story is amongst 30 prominent women of Egypt who have had unusual careers. The book will be out in November 2016.
Suzanne has been doing mosaics since 1993 and miniature mosaic rugs since 2007. Her evolution into different styles and techniques, learned through the years, is also what she is passionate about. Her works are reinterpretations and compositions inspired by priceless oriental rugs from famous collections and collectors. She is currently most fascinated with the Byzantine style mosaics and this is very much reflected in her latest works.