About The Artist
Sasha Baskin • Baltimore, MD
Fiber & Textiles • CUSTOM COMMISSIONS
I am a weaver and lacemaker rendering woven pixels and bobbin lace bitmapped images. I explore reality television as a modern mythological system worthy of its own mythic tapestries. I weave screenshots like chapters in a hero’s journey and overlay lace grids to create veiled goddesses out of reality television starlets. Exploring line, color, and tone through thread, structure, and texture, I incorporate the repetitive structure of myth into the very fabric of their representation.
Q&A with the Artist
Tell us how your work is made.
Bobbin lace is addicting. I'm in love with the cross and the twist and the endless intersections and overlaps. I scour the media surrounding me until I find a screenshot or a moment that feels particularly grand and mythic, or a figure that feels particularly relevant to a greek goddess or myth I've been reading. I translate that image and that figure into a weaving or lace pattern and fall in love with the impossibly intricate ways that thread can overlap and interact to create line, tone, and value.