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)

Emily Dvorin

LIFE IS COMPLICATED
H: 24" | W: 22" | D: 18"

Coiled basketry and assemblage using rusted chicken wire, shoelaces, zippers, cording, fabric, rubber, elastic, beading, cable and cable ties

  • Dana Spaeth
Emily Dvorin
Kentfield CA
I call myself a sculptural basket maker. My work focuses on transforming common, everyday materials into innovative, "transordinary" vessels that reflect abstract ideas, including societal excess and throwaway consumerism. I repurpose, manipulate, construct, alter, coil and weave to develop pieces that marry modern aesthetic with whimsy. I strive to change the definition of basketry by exploring contemporary interpretations of a traditional craft using non-traditional ingredients. I believe anything can be basket material. Thus, as unorthodox mediums are reinterpreted as fibers, I can illustrate the concept that even unexpected objects, that we take for granted, can be works of art.