New objects by ArandaLasch and Terrol Dew Johnson transform materials of the Sonoran Desert into sculptural forms. The result of ongoing material experiments, their latest work includes paper baskets, agave fiber baskets, and brass coils.
Design studio ArandaLasch have collaborated with renowned artist and basket weaver Terrol Dew Johnson of the Tohono O’odham Nation for over a decade. Their collaboration stems from the commonalities of algorithmic techniques, repetition and ciphering used in both computer-generated design and Tohono O’odham basket weaving. They approach basket construction as a framework for experimentation and expression, sharing knowledge and tradition; and as medium of exchange that bundles various materials and voices together.