Twig artist Susy Perrine will construct a twig garden structure on a Wiscasset Village sidewalk from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 during the Wiscasset Art Walk. Photo courtesy of Susy Perrine

WISCASSET — Susy Perrine, a self-described twig artist, is scheduled to build a garden structure out of that material from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, during the Wiscasset Art Walk.

She’ll be under a tent on one of the grand sidewalks in Wiscasset Village.

“I’m interested in the process almost as much as in the end result,” the Woolwich artist said about building twiggy objects from the ground up, according to a news release from Wiscasset Art Walk.

She’s inspired by the materials, especially those that are easily available, which she describes as “sometimes trash or discarded materials.” That’s when her creative thinking blooms and leads to new endeavors.

The success of her unconventional weaving with children encouraged her to experiment with more materials and methods, including bamboo, cardboard, recycled lobster trap rope, saplings, and twigs.

Twig artist Susy Perrine constructed this one-of-a-kind lamp from wood, twigs, and paper. See this and other hand-made items by the artist at the Hasenfus Gallery, 64 Main St., from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 30 during Wiscasset Art Walk. Photo courtesy Carriage House Gardens

Because she enjoys the challenge of using new materials in unexpected ways, she often makes a limited number of an item and then moves on to another project.


So far, Perrine has made lamps, scarves, twig huts, fashions out of recycled materials, garden structures, and stitched greeting cards. She’s inspired by other artists and finds that living in Maine encourages her out-of-the-box approach by providing the time, place, and materials to satisfy her ever-changing creative interests.

In addition to making her own pieces, she’s drawn to teaching and sharing, which she does as artist-in-residence at regional schools, as art director at Wavus Camp in Jefferson this summer, and at collaborative project sites such as the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay.

During September’s Wiscasset Art Walk, she will also exhibit some of her small-sized maquettes and other hand-made creations in the Hasenfus Gallery, 64 Main St. Her work is also on display at Markings Gallery in Bath.

For more information about Wiscasset Art Walk, visit or email Wiscasset Art Walk is a program of Wiscasset Creative Alliance.

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