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)

Elizabeth Runyon

Weeds II
H: 26" | W: 15" | D: 15"

Woven from reed. Three pieces, size listed is for largest piece.

  • Zeke Runyon
Elizabeth Runyon
Paris KY
As a Kentucky native I identify primarily with Kentucky and secondly as Appalachian because of my artistic process, grounded in Appalachian ribbed basket weaving traditions. I grew up in the vibrant culture of Kentucky and all of these elements inform my process: the food, accent, rich green countryside and most importantly, stories told and passed down through generations of my family. I see my sculptural artworks as continuing these stories. I developed this style in 2011 after making baskets for more than 30 years. The organic nature of the material I use roots these artworks to history and place, the shape and forms reach out to the future.