Coiled basketry and assemblage using rusted chicken wire, shoelaces, zippers, cording, fabric, rubber, elastic, beading, cable and cable ties
I call myself a sculptural basket maker. My work focuses on transforming common, everyday materials into innovative, "transordinary" vessels that reflect abstract ideas, including societal excess and throwaway consumerism. I repurpose, manipulate, construct, alter, coil and weave to develop pieces that marry modern aesthetic with whimsy. I strive to change the definition of basketry by exploring contemporary interpretations of a traditional craft using non-traditional ingredients. I believe anything can be basket material. Thus, as unorthodox mediums are reinterpreted as fibers, I can illustrate the concept that even unexpected objects, that we take for granted, can be works of art.