Mary Crabb

@crabbbaskets

Forces in Translation

At the beginning of 2020 I joined Forces in Translation, an inspiring group of people to work together to develop, explore and share our specialities in basketry, maths and anthropology. The project is funded by Royal Society/Apex.

‘Forces in Translation works at the interface between basketry, mathematics and anthropology. We explore how the bodily knowledge in basket-weaving enhances spatial and geometric understanding through the gestural moves we make and bodily skills we use. The making process, from material to artefact, from plant to basket, further reveals important links with innovative and design thinking, from planning and problem-solving, to dexterity, attention focus and creating narratives. This has relevance for education, spatial awareness, geometric understanding, and creativity.’ (From the Forces in Translation website).

To find out more about the project please visit the Forces in Translation website.

Forces In Translation

Cone Weaving Drawings

Following on from the initial Cone Weaving Investigations (see post) on day one of the the Ruthin Studio Trials, Ricardo and I were still engrossed

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My First Woven Skew Cube

Following the weeks after our first group gathering for Forces in Translation, I have been working in my studio on skew cubes. My first woven

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Forces In Translation

Cone Weaving with GeoGebra

On the next stage of the Cone Weaving Investigations, following on from Cone Weaving Drawings, (see previous posts), Ricardo introduced me to the digital drawing

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