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Explore Norman Sherfield‘s knotted fiber artwork and learn more about the basketry influences behind his one-of-a-kind creations! Join the Society of Arts + Crafts for an in-depth demonstration and storytelling session with one of the talented artists featured in CraftBoston: Fiber Stories. Tune in for a closer look at Norman’s sources of inspiration, watch a knotted artwork come to life, and experience the story behind Norman’s craft! This demonstration will be streamed right here and on our YouTube channel.
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Knot Now, Knot Here, Knot Forever. Norman Sherfield’s current work revolves around using found kitsch ceramic figurines and giving them a new skin. Some have objects inside the figurines that make noise when shaken. They want you to play with them. His work reflects the strangeness of the world and gives that strangeness an opportunity to exist or become aware. These Merz Kitsch objects reflect the process of Schwitters/Dadaist use of found objects to create sculptural collages, giving new life and meaning to these found objects through this transformation; redefining the idea of beautiful in the modern world. It is ready for you to dance with it and create new stories.