Comprised of over 50 steps to create vessel, collar rim, and conical lid; paper hand painted with acrylics, machine cut weavers, waxed linen thread, glass crystals, and metal findings. Vessel: stop-start reverse twill pattern, same pattern used horizontally to border vertical reverse twill pattern, interior and exterior rims lashed on. Collar rim: hand woven separately with reverse twill pattern, and finished with hand braided cording trim. Conical lid: hand woven flat with three twill pattern, machine stitched, cut, shaped, hand cut rim, shaped and lashed on, hand rolled knob handle and glass crystal and metal findings.
H: 18" | W: 9.5" | D: 9.5"
Lisa Galbraith Heyl
I’m drawn to the complexities of rhythms and the movement I can create as a three-dimensional fiber artist, using traditional and contemporary basketry techniques to design woven vessels. My background as a dancer, choreographer, and Alexander Technique teacher gives me a unique perspective and opportunity in exploring movement and tension in shaping three-dimensional art. I use paper, acrylic paints, waxed thread, and often embellish with a variety of components. Most of my vessels involve over thirty, fifty, and one hundred steps from start to finish. The colors, twill patterns, and textures help accentuate and syncopate the rhythms and dimensions. I know when a piece is finished, it sings…and tells its own tale of intrigue and paradox.