Marerials: white oak, 3-M emery cloth, Black paint, brass mini machine screws. I first made a framework for this basket using bent white oak. Connections were made with screws. The work was given a emery cloth skin from inside the bentwood frame.
H: 15" | W: 12" | D: 12"
Leon Niehues lives and works in the Arkansas Ozarks where he processes materials from his 40 acre woods. As part of the back-to-the-land movement of the 1970s he found the natural world intriguing and in 1981 began making functional baskets from his woodlot. Today Niehues mixes simple traditional tools and techniques with new ideas and a sculptural imagination that make his work compelling to the viewer.