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
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Rooted, Revived, Reinvented: Basketry in America,
January 2017-December 2019.
Please see americanbasketry.missouri.edu for full information and venues of this traveling show.
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