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)

Bethany Strohm

Infection Basket
H: 6" | W: 9" | D: 8"

Dyed reed, mad weave and random weave

  • Artist
Bethany Strohm
Boston MA
My weaving practice is an act of discovering new forms that don’t exist yet. I am most interested in exploring triaxial weaves such as the mad weave and the open hexagonal weave, and the relation these two weaves have to each other. Hexagons are commonly found in nature—from honeycombs, to crystals, to carbon molecules—because it is the most efficient shape that tessellates. My sculptures are based on mathematical rules, but organic in form. The objects are near-life but not alive, referencing living matter in color and form while resisting any specific taxonomy. The triaxial weave allows me to work intuitively while within a structure with strict rules, experimenting and finding form as I go.