Every 1 - 2022

NBO Members Exhibition


Bob Darchi

Pussy Willow Shadows

Waxed linen threads in a mix of coiling and knotting. Glass seed beads are strung over the surface.

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H: 21" | W: 21" | D: 1"
Bob Darchi
San Francisco CA
It all started with a dream that I was creating bowls using beads. A few days later I was having lunch with a good friend of mine who told me that she had the strangest dream about me. Our dreams were nearly the same. I decided this must be a message from the spirits and I tried beading. This happened 25 years ago and I have loved it ever since. I could not figure out how you could string beads into bowls, so I started creating necklaces. I did that for several years. I like making big dramatic necklaces, but there is only so big a necklace can be, and I was obsessed with figuring out the bowl thing. It morphed into baskets. I now make sculptural wall hangings that combine basket and jewelry techniques in one piece.
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