Horsehair is my medium of choice that has a long and varied history of usage. For nearly two decades I have been mastering this fine, versatile and lustrous fiber, developing different textures and forms for my sculptural textiles. Building a piece can employ coiling, plaiting, knotting, knotless or knotted netting, spinning, stitching and natural dyeing of the white tail hair. One piece may require up to two hundred hours or more of my time, yet I am compelled to keep my materials, tools and techniques basic, minimal and uncomplicated.
Honorable Mention for 100 Drops. Contextile 2014: Contemporary Textile Art Biennial, Guimarães, Portugal
International Fiber Arts VIII,
July 28-Sept. 4, 2017.
Sebastopol Center for the Arts, Sebastopol, CA. sebarts.org.
Artful Basketry: Beyond Traditions,
Sept. 6-Oct. 14, 2017.
San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles, San Jose, CA. sjquiltmuseum.org.
Join me in Como, Italy, October 7th for the opening of Miniartextil 2017: Borderline, at the former church of San Francesco.
Exhibit runs Oct. 7-Nov. 26, 2017. Check back for dates and locations it will travel to in 2018, or go to miniartextil.it.
Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,
Feb. 2-May 6, 2018.
Whatcom Museum, Bellingham, WA. whatcommuseum.org.
For full details and other venues this exhibit will be traveling to through 2019, go to americanbasketry.missouri.edu.
Artistry in Fiber: Sculpture, Schiffer Publication, 2017.
Includes the work of Amanda Salm
Be Creative with Workbox, March/April 2016 issue
Article featuring the work of Amanda Salm
500 Baskets: A Celebration of the Basketmaker's Art
Lark Books, 2006