Artist Gives Weaving a Modern Twistcomments (0) July 8th, 2008
It was during her graphic arts studies that Elizabeth Lundberg Morisette discovered her passion for weaving and once she dove in she never looked back. Morisette's work often takes mundane or ordinary objects, and by incorporating them via traditional crafting techniques, creates sublime work that shows off the base material and the form in a new exciting light. Morisette weaves with old fashioned hair curlers, discarded toys, poker chips, zippers, really just about anything. Her work challenges conventional notions about what materials might make for a suitable weave. You can go and see for yourself, through Sept 1 The Dairy Barn Arts Center in Ohio will feature Morisette's work along with 42 other artists in a show called Beyond Basketry. I have to admit, when I saw this work I immediately started thinking...tote bag?