Fraktur is both a style of lettering and a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania Germans. Most Fraktur pieces were created between 1740 and 1860.Fraktur drawings were executed in ink and/or watercolors and are found in a wide variety of forms including birth and baptismal certificates, marriage and house blessings, book plates as well as floral and figurative scenes. Common artistic motifs in Fraktur include birds, hearts and tulips.Susan Daul's Fraktur art has been recognized in Early American Life Magazine's Directory of Craftsmen for eight consecutive years, and she was awarded "Best of Show" honors in the first Mount Vernon Crafts Fair. Susan was also commissioned to design original Fraktur for Old Salem's Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts and an exclusive design for Early American Life Magazine.
Vibrant watercolor works outlined in pen and ink. Original works are painted on parchment paper that is carefully aged to create a time-worn appearance. Prints are on acid-free paper and framed in hand-grained frames or real Tiger Maple.