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)

Mary Balzer

Spring in Sweden
H: 7" | W: 9" | D: 9"

Wool over “Fiberflex” core

  • Artist
Mary Balzer
Boulder CO
Coiled vessels of natural fibers over wire or "Fiberflex" have been my love since my daughter was born 35 years ago! While she was hospitalized I found the meditative and relaxation qualities of building a beautiful and soft but sturdy vessel. It helped me to be that as well: soft, but sturdy. My daughter has died, and I will be scattering her ashes this summer from an urn that I wove in her memory.....and I will continue to weave vessels until I no longer can.