Lotte Bond is a self-taught fibre artist who lives in Squamish, BC.
Having explored various art forms in the past, Lotte took to painting in her earlier years. One of her early highlights was being chosen to participate in a workshop taught by renowned artist Gordon Smith. It wasn’t until three years ago, in 2017, when Lotte dove into macramé and weaving. The act of knotting and weaving offered the creative outlet she was seeking after a busy day of work and raising three young boys.
With a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology and having worked in Admissions at Quest University Canada for the past 13 years, Lotte has followed an interesting education and career path. It is evident that Lotte has a mind for detail and an innate fascination with nature. She attributes her artistic nature to her architect father, while her modern Scandinavian style stems from her Finnish mother. Lotte draws inspiration and creativity from spending time outside, skiing, rock climbing and biking, and travelling the world. Having spent a year abroad in Bali from 2018-2019, Lotte became intrigued by the art of Indonesian traditional weaving. One of her fondest memories is having the local women of Sumba share their weaving techniques.
Simple and modern is the best way to describe Lotte’s weaving style. Organic shapes, natural and upcycled materials, and plant-dyed fibres are often used in her pieces, along with beautiful pieces of driftwood collected from local Nexen Beach and Savary Island, where Lotte’s family has a summer home.
2020 ARTWALK LOCATION – Foyer Gallery