In her project, “Woven through Experience”, Sara researches the weaving technique of the backstrap loom. Her work aims to educate and bring together communities through the practice of craft. Along with a critical research paper, her project looks at traditional weaving techniques of Mexico and Guatemala, to better understand these communities’ physical and mental connection to their craft.
“In 1920, at the time Head [opposite] was made, she was best known for her arts-and-crafts creations, including textile designs, turned-wood containers, beaded necklaces, notebook covers, and bags. Head combines mechanically produced turned-wood pieces and beaded ornaments typically associated with domestic handicrafts to create a sculpture that challenges the boundaries separating craft from fine art…” – MoMA
Sophie Taeuber-Arp, Oval Composition with Abstract Motifs, 1922