zip it!

"My new sculptural work suggests a narrative; a view of human nature expressed through a plaited form. The story is the same - we have a tentative hold on life, wanting to appear all together but always aware there’s a thread ready to unravel." Joanne Russo

"zip it" - did your mother say that to you when you were a kid? mine did. "susan, stop talking to your brother while he's trying to do his homework, just zip it already." it was a gentler time.

joanne russo's sculptural vessels are lighthearted and thought provoking. they give the illusion that they have have been stitched together, like a piece of clothing. many, like her 'zip it' basket, look like they are functional...but they aren't. how did she do that?

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