Alicia Forestall-Boehm

Unfulfilled Dream
encaustic, fiber, hemp cord, wire, found metal

Vertical Lines
encaustic, fiber, hemp cord, wire, found metal

Coming Together
encaustic, cheese cloth, wire

My woven fiber and encaustic 3D vessels and sculpture reinterpret the 2D geometry of the square I so often employ. Vessels have existed throughout history, performing many of the most basic and necessary tasks. Their enduring place in our world is both fascinating and significant.

The many styles and techniques of basket weaving have evolved throughout the years. The traditional technique I employ pays homage to the rich history of basket weaving yet goes beyond its traditional beginnings, focusing on developing new forms for expression as well as exploring the infinite sculptural possibilities.

© Alicia Forestall-Boehm