Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Baskets from recycled materials.

Fascinating collection of baskets using ordinary recycled materials. I especially like the Hornet's Nest using plastic army men.

The artist ( Elizabeth Morisette, see her Sushi below) has work in two current shows in/near Baltimore, MD. The first is at School 33 Art Center in Baltimore (School33.org) and is called PLETHORA. It will run from March 2 - 30 with an the night of March 2. The second is at the Howard County Arts Center, (http://www.hocoarts.org/) Eliicott City, MD and includes the work of Margi Weir. It will run from March 10-April 21, 2006.

Sushi Box series

Sushi Box series
Woven plastic grocery bags in wooden boxes; 2005.

Some wonderful weavings using plastic bags. See her wallhangings for them.

This work is by Elizabeth Morisette who also made the baskets mentioned above. If you are in the Baltimore MD area you should drop by and see the shows mentioned in the previous post.

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Textil 2005 Swedish Fiber Artists

Syntes 2004 by Britta Carlström

Intestinal loop by Ulla West

WOW, great site of Swedish Fiber Artists. I can't read most of it but I love the artwork. One of my favorites is Intestinal loop by Ulla West and Syntes 2004 by Britta Carlström. There also is a 12 page pdf catalog of the show, alas in Swedish and not English.

Fiber Art Sweden 2005

Fiber Art was formed1998 as a forum for contemporary textile art. FAS purpose is to create contacts and to circulate information, to work with exhibitions in Sweden and internationaly, to watch over and debate questions conserning the area.

The spring 2006 FAS had 38 members, most of them working in Stockholm.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets

Ferne Jacobs, Tides, waxed linen thread,
26” x 17” x 17.”

If you are in the Tempe, Arizona area be sure to check out this fabulous show of contemporary baskets. Includes most of the best known working basketry artists.

Sara and David Lieberman, with their impeccable eye and passion for contemporary craft, have assembled one of the best collections of contemporary baskets in the country. Approximately 75 works will be on exhibit from the more than 150 works in their collection. The baskets are made from traditional, natural materials as well as commercial and often surprising media. Artists range from the regional to the international, and the collection includes both functional and sculptural forms.

Intertwined: Contemporary Baskets
from the Sara and David Lieberman Collection
Arizona State University Art Museum,
Tempe, Arizona
December 10, 2005 – April 1, 2006

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Red -eyed Hummingbird Woodpecker

Red -eyed Hummingbird Woodpecker
Originally uploaded by 84rms.
This is a detail image of my bird in the collaborative work that is I listed earlier.

Go to the set for these and do a slideshow and the bird will do a spin for you.

This is to be part of a collaborative work done by the LA Knotters for Zimmer Children's Museum in Los Angeles entitled "show&tel." We have worked around a clock and will be adding a total of six birds one of which will be my Woodpecker

Time Flies, front

Time Flies, front
Originally uploaded by 84rms.
This is the front of the collaborative work done by "whyKnot in LA" for the Zimmer Children's Museum in Los Angeles entitled "show&tel." We have all worked on the clock and each created their own bird adding a total of five birds to the clock.

Photography by Bernard Wolf

You can see detail pictures of this work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/84rms/sets/1814380/

PBWiki for artists

Hi all. It has been awhile since I have added anything here but have been working on a couple of new works. I also have put some of my work on the wiki at http://www.pbwiki.com. It is a great site to post images of your art work as well as to discuss the work online. I am looking forward to adding more of my work and seeing the response from the community.

My Knoted Waxed Linen wiki is at http://knot84rms.blogspot.com/

There is a tour of the pbwiki located at PBwiki tour!

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