Welcome to BorderWeave.
My work explores borders, edges, and boundaries. I weave with hand-pounded Black Ash splint, Longleaf Pine needles, English willow, tree bark, and other natural materials. I make good use of a degree in botany, as one must know how something is constructed in order to take it apart.
Sculptural forms turn and twist on frameworks of gnarly roots, twisted vines, and naturally shed deer antlers. Traditional vessels merge new materials with time-honored techniques and colored borders punctuate complex twills to highlight the mathematical formulas that lie within.
Borderweave. Must a border be solid, or can it be textural? What if negative space IS the border? What if borders overlap and turn different directions? What if they are woven and pierced with light? What if the entire piece is entirely comprised of borders? What if...
Photography by David Dickey, Jr and Marcia Morse Mullins