"A fascination with old tribal textiles, finely woven functional containers and ancient processes fuels my inclination to manipulate fiber. I am compelled to create more intricate, textile-like woven forms."
Jennifer Heller Zurick is a self-taught artist specializing in black willow bark that she has been harvesting and weaving into baskets since 1980. Her work has been featured in many regional and national exhibits and in several craft-related publications. She is the recipient of a United States Artists Fellowship, two Kentucky Arts Council Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowships and was selected for the Kentucky Arts Council Cultural Exchange Residency in Ecuador. Her work is included in a number of museum collections, including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art and Renwick Gallery.
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