Collaborations with other artists help us look at our usual work just a little more creatively, to see what is possible. In the end, one plus one equals three.
10" tall. Woven of hand printed copper etchings by botanical artist Bobbi Angell. Click here to visit her website.
“The True Love” is a collaborative piece created with Steve Lloyd and Cecil Maxfield. Steve and Cecil painted the paper and wrote the words from a poem of the same name, by David Whyte, a poem read at the civil union ceremony in 2007. These words were woven into their basket
What a great group of excited and creative students!
In Scottsville, KY, hosted by The Basket Maker's Catalog.
I am so pleased to be featured in the current issue of The Woven Tale Press. You can see the entire on-line copy here.
Sally Roach, of Cambridge, UK, is a multi-talented basket maker, who explores multiple materials and techniques.
In addition, she has been a phenomenal workshop organizer and hostess.
Check out her website for more images of her work.
Both "Movement in Squares" and "Current" are large wall pieces. They literally seem to move before your eyes.
Last year, the National Museum of Scotland, in Edinburgh, acquired my piece "Shelter" for their World Cultures Gallery. Today I visited. I am so very chuffed (proud) and pleased.
Debbie Hall creates beautiful works of willow - baskets, small sculptures, and larger living willow sculptures. Below is just a sampling of what she creates. Check out her website: www.salixarts.co.uk
What a treat to join Sally Roach and Janice Brooklyn, both UK basket makers, to see Lois Walpole's exhibition at the Broadway Gallery in Letchworth Garden City, UK.
Some of Lois' words: "My work has always been about the wasted potential of materials that we regard as having no further use. Protecting the environment is one of the message that I hope the work conveys, but it also questions our attitude to consumerism and what makes us decide what is rubbish."
"Plastic Entanglements: Ecology, Aesthetics, Materials" is at the Smith College Museum of Art, in Northampton, MA, through July 28. It is worth a visit. It is a visual reminder of what we are doing to our planet.
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