The Acrobat Basket is inspired by trapeze and high wire artists. It visualizes a delicate balance between its many linear shapes. Made with annealed steel wire, I weave the base, then angle and shape the spokes upward for the sides where they eventually attach to the asymmetrical rim. I add separate wire, both horizontally and vertically; none is continuous around the circumference or from the base to the rim. Mat board defines areas that get color, and is the surface for the tissue papers that I add with brush and glue. I use colored pencil to add subtle patterns to each paper tile. The finished Acrobat Basket is strong and is finished with a clear sealant for use.