Dorothy McGuinness

Artist
Everett, Washington, USA
After 28 years of exploring the woven form, I‘ve mastered the art of diagonal twill, with which I create forms and structures not normally found in the basketry world. My medium for this unique work is watercolor paper, which I’ve painted and cut into very narrow uniform strips to achieve the precision I seek. I am very much interested in the math and geometric constraints of the work. Using hundreds of strips of paper at a time, I explore new structural forms. The evolution of my body of work is built on taking risks, and avoiding the “known”. The risks offer challenges, which often lead to new directions. This is the excitement that keeps me working in a repetitive medium.
Dodecahedron
25 x 25 x 25 cm
Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen thread
2013
My 1st interpretation of a dodecahedron using diagonal twill to form a woven sculptural basket.
Hexahedron 2
38 x 38 x 38 cm
Watercolor paper, acrylic paint, polyester thread
2014
My 2nd interpretation of a hexahedron using diagonal twill to form a woven sculptural basket.