Every 1 - 2021

NBO Members Exhibition


Dorothy McGuinness

Shadow 7

Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread.
Diagonal twill woven sculptural basket.

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H: 8" | W: 11" | D: 8"
Dorothy McGuinness
Everett WA
After years of exploring the woven form, I have mastered the art of diagonal twill with which I create forms and structures not normally found in the basketry world. My medium for this unique work is watercolor paper, which I’ve painted and cut into uniform strips to achieve the precision I seek. Approaching my work as a puzzle drives me to discover new shapes and weaving innovations. I often think, “How will it work out if I try this, or how can I get this shape or pattern combination? What if I use these colors in this combination in this order? What if…”
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