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My work combines the immediate and the ancient. I apply post-modern materials to the centuries-old processes of basketry and weaving. As a weaver and basket maker, I follow the path of a thousand generations of artists from around the world. As a contemporary artist, I'm concerned with how our plastic trash impacts the environment.
Both physically and conceptually, my materials are creations of the modern age. Physically, they are by-products of industrialization. Conceptually, the notions of disposability and one-time-use are purely modern inventions. I hope to help raise the awareness that leads to reducing our production of trash.
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Julie Kornblum earned her BA in Art, with a concentration in fiber and fabric art, at California State University Northridge. But being a fiber artist was hereditary. She learned sewing, knitting, and crochet from her mother and grandmother. She attended fashion design school at Los Angeles Trade Technical College, worked as a patternmaker in the garment industry and taught at Otis College of Art and Design. Julie exhibits nationally and has won numerous awards for her woven wall pieces and sculptural basketry.