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)

Leslie Pontz

Molly (earrings)
H: 60" | W: 28" | D: 20"

Hand-crocheted monofilament, thread, and hemp with plexiglass elements

  • John Carlano
Leslie Pontz
Philadelphia PA
Molly (earrings) uses my crocheted baskets in a very non-traditional way to create a sculpture that is based on the principles one would use if creating jewelry. The baskets usually used in the rounder form, have been flattened to make a double walled basket “bead”. The parameters of jewelry are used as a guiding path. As I work, I am thinking about the balance, the interaction with the body, the findings created to make it “wearable”, and the use of intense color. These elements are all very important to the process and the finished piece. Molly(earrings) is made as an unmatched set. I often wear unmatched sets, because I find them more sculptural, playful, and interesting.