H: 9" | W: 12" | D: 4"
Coulter Pine Needles, raffia and copper
I have been making round baskets for over 40 years. It is the nature of the technique that the stitching go in a circular pattern. Lately, I have been searching “beyond the boundaries” to not make circles but use the same technique to create half circles, waves, and needles reaching into air. Working with copper is a delightful contrast to the texture of the pine needles; it is hard, yet soft, it can be smooth or textured, it can be hammered and cut, giving shape to a form that the pine needles can follow and creating a challenge to an age-old tradition.