large low basket
cotton yarn, wood
Alma's is honored to host this work by Amber Jenson for our 2022 Holiday season.
Amber's work is designed to be an intimate, visual invitation into the often elusive and fantastical sense of belonging that so many of us yearn for. Much like a spider weaves her web — building architecture out of her own body — each of Jenson's drawings or weavings start small and build over time into its own densely-layered language. This unique form of communication reflects meaningful memories and deeply-felt experiences that are both mine and universal. Amber entwines these memories and imaginings, blending them with my active, present surroundings — the magical colors, flora and fauna, friends and family of daily life. As you stand in front of one of her drawings or run your hands over the woven work, you are welcome to connect with your own deep knowledge, your memories of place, of home and of shelter.
Every handmade piece at Alma’s is a story of its craft.