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1-2eh Flat No 1 and Concave No 3, Esmé Hofman
fine skein willow and linden or lime wood, 4.875" x 9.75" x 9.75", 2017 and 4.875" x 9.5" x 9.75", 2019, $7,600

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1-2eh Flat No 1 and Concave No 3, Esmé Hofman
fine skein willow and linden or lime wood, 4.875" x 9.75" x 9.75", 2017 and 4.875" x 9.5" x 9.75", 2019

Selected exhibitions: 

Zuiderzee Museum, Enkhuizen, the Netherlands; Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, the Netherlands; Design Museum, Denver , Colorado; Museum Bokrijk, Genk, Belgium; Netherlands Open Air Museum, Arnhem, the Netherlands. Exhibition venues: Kuopio Academy of Art and Design, Finland; Oranienbaum Palace, Germany; Korg Museum, Landskrona, Sweden; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, the Netherlands; Design Museum, Gent, Belgium; Cuypershuis Museum, Roermond, the Netherlands; Museum IJsselstein, the Netherlands; Toyama Prefectural Museum of Art and Design, Japan; Korbmacher Museum, Dalhausen, Germany; National Braid Musuem, Noorworlde, the Netherlands; Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven, the Netherlands; CBK Emmen, Rensenpark, the Netherlands; Pauma Museum, Mas de Barberans, Spain.  Recipient: Award: U-50 International Hokuriku Kogei Awards, Japan; Membership: Homo Faber Guide; Prize: European Prize Applied Arts.

Statement:

I am a traditional trained basketmaker who learned the foundations of my craft at the German basketry school. Since then I have increased my knowledge and repertoire by learning with other fellow craftsman. As a modern craftswoman, I am prepared to look beyond the borders of this traditional handcraft. This gives me the freedom to explore creative possibilities, and generate other ways of making. My techniques and materials now vary from the traditional to the contemporary using natural stems, leaves, bark, wire, plastics, vellum, paper and lots of color. Although fascinated by different possibilties, my main focus is on the very time-consuming willow skeinwork, a nearly extinct basketry technique. This technique results in an extremely fine surface texture, almost like textile, which enables me to create fine objects.

Publications featuring this artist

Catalog #50
Allies for Art:
Work from NATO-related countries
from the Anne and Jacques Baruch Collection
available Oct 8th