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)

Mo Kelman

River In The Sky
H: 86" | W: 48" | D: 17"

shibori-dyed and shaped silk, lashed wood, paint, cordage, nails

Exhibition Committee Award
  • Karen Philippi
Mo Kelman
Providence RI
I find freedom in working with a narrow range of materials and techniques. This limitation allows me to contrive a world of forms by bending lines, tying knots, shaping and stretching fabric skins. For guidance I look at architecture and built structures that reveal their engineering, physical rhythms and responses to the force of gravity. The biological world also provides models of form, proportion and pattern. Current work is inspired by ephemeral phenomena—clouds, smoke, shadows and flowing water.