Nancy Loorem in Fiber Fusion

NBO member Nancy Loorem received the Juror’s Choice Award for her work, The Birth of the Grid, in the Surface Design Association of Washington’s traveling show, Fiber Fusion.

“The Birth of the Grid represents the complexity of the digital age, often thought of as a complex grid, that actually grew out of random order, and recreates infinite random order. For me random weave represents a truth in life, a beautiful order deeply connected — one element to the other — all creang a whole of magical interconnection and form deeply affecting our lives.” – Nancy Loorem.

Shown: The Birth of the Grid, random weave technique using hand‐dyed cane over large egg form with multiple layers of lacquer.