Wood handle vegetable brush with unknown plant material bristles. Waxed linen knots.
Exhibition Committee Award
P. Jill Green
Seattle Seattle, Wa
I am a fiber artist with deep basketry roots. I love to explore natural, man-made and unexpected materials. I like the challenge of figuring out how I can use the materials and techniques to accomplish the ideas I have in my head.
Drawing my ideas is not something I do. This feels like it lacks flexibility for my process. If anything, I am more likely to write down ideas, or take a photograph.
I find myself wondering what would happen if I do ___? Or how will I ever get knots around such an unusual shape?
I like taking a familiar, almost humble, tool like a vegetable brush and changing it into an art object.
It is meditative almost comforting to tie knot after knot over a brush handle. I am glad I have a steady supply of brushes.