Artist: Leslie Roth

Title: Cessation

Attribution: Cessation, 2023, Leslie Roth, photograph by Paul Rogers Photography

Year: 2023

Materials: Hemp twine and yarn, spalted maple base

Dimensions: 6" x 9" x 9"

Image Statement: Menopause, what can I say? I have a new fascination with empty vessels, especially slightly chaotic ones. Twines made from natural fibers, like hemp, can have such vitality and life, and are a pleasure to use. The imperfections in the material’s structure and surface add richness to the weave, both when working with it and to the finished vessel, and lean-in to the techniques of random weaving.