Every 1 2022

NBO Members Exhibition
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Art Evolved: Intertwined

A collaboration between the National Basketry Organization (NBO)
and Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA)

Lynne Dees

Double Portrait: It’s Complicated
H: 23" | W: 16" | D: 6"

Dyed and natural rattan, dyed and natural Hamburg cane, Swarovski crystals, ceramic plate, mesquite wood, waxed linen thread, satin trim, rick-rack, ribbon, silk cord, leather, recycled cat food and coffee bags

  • Scott Hagar
Lynne Dees
Bedford TX
As a teen, I made macrame wall hangings, which led to an MFA degree in weaving under the mentorship of Roger K. Thomason, Woven tapestries and off-loom woven sculptures eventually led to my current basketry work. My palette series utilizes the format of the tobacco basket, a large square shallow basket used to display the product. Because my narrative baskets are displayed on a wall as are paintings, they enable me to literally “paint with reed”. My three-dimensional series is based upon indigenous fish, crab, eel, and lobster traps in which I incorporate the concepts of captivity, isolation, censorship, and imprisonment. My work incorporates non-basketry materials, including recyclables and castoffs.