About The Artist
Liza Pike •
I love to work with textiles, threads, fabric, paper and fibers. Using a variety of materials including paper covered wire, waxed linen, thread, rope, hemp, paper pulp and other soft materials, I like to weave, sew, paint and stitch pieces that reflect some aspect of the world around us. My sculptural baskets often include asymmetry, whimsy, bumpiness, curves and humor. I’m intrigued by when and where baskets become sculpture and vice versa. The vessels are made with a variety of materials including waxed linen, leather, paint, cedar, paper and wire. I tend to use natural looking and feeling materials.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
I use a variety of techniques to construct my sculptural baskets including twining with waxed linen and using a random weave technique where I make a form and them weave materials in and out of it. My structures are typically made with wire rush. Often, I paint the piece once it is complete.