Coiling – basketry Pine needles, raffia, mulberry paper, acrylic paint, waxed linen, metal washer
Elizabeth Whyte Schulze
My basketry sculptures tell a story of my travels and celebrates the importance of women in today's world. My recent artwork is informed by a tour of Morocco in 2019 and Costa Rica in 2020. The Berber women of the Sahara express their creativity by adorning their faces, hands and bodies with intricate tattoos. Morocco is a country bursting with artisan-ship. The viewer will see women from all walks of life as they gather together in the marketplace. Costa Rica's countryside is covered with Jungle and the home of many unusual animals. An elaborately designed armadillo is carried by Nestor. My artwork presents a complex landscape that is visually challenging and personally satisfying.