County: Snohomish County
Jan Hopkins is a fiber artist and basket maker. She expanded her practice to include alternative materials such as grapefruit peel, sturgeon skin, lotus pods, lunaria seed pods, and cantaloupe peels, in addition to traditional basket making materials. Jan creates primarily figurative female sculptures and has been inspired by traditional craft and textiles throughout her career. She won the 2012 Samuel and Patricia Smith People’s Choice Award at Bellevue Arts Museum’s BAM Biennial 2012: High Fiber Diet, for her piece Oh Eleanor.
Law of Identity, melon rind, hydrangea leaves, silver dollar pods, yellow cedar bark, 57.5"x12.5"x8", 2009. photo: Ken Rowe.
Dance, agave leaves, Alaskan yellow cedar, lotus pod tops, waxed linen, 25"x16"x12", 2004.
Contemplation, agave leaves, yellow cedar bark, waxed linen, 72"x14"x12", 2004.