It was only when I gave up working in ceramics that basketry entered my life.  I missed building three dimensional forms.  After years of experimentation with closed coil basketry I could once again build forms talking about both the space they occupy and my interest in the world around me.  The forms are classic permitting color and pattern to speak.

 

 In the baskets thoughts and experiences are reduced to  shapes and colors and then combined to produce the final image. As the piece grows an interplay occurs when pattern and color react and interact with each other making form and pattern inseparable. Pattern is not only on the surface. It is the surface, an integral part of the form.

Evening glow - 31.5 x 8.5 x 8.5_
Evening glow - 31.5 x 8.5 x 8.5_
Winter night
Winter night

18.5 x 20 x 20"

Dawn
Dawn

24.5 x 18x 18"

Dusk
Dusk

26.5 x 14 x 14"

Caylx
Caylx

20.25 x 18.75 x 18.75"

black with red diamonds
black with red diamonds

11.5 x 25 x 25"

black with red diamonds
black with red diamonds

interior view

Red, black & white descending - 13 x 9
Red, black & white descending - 13 x 9
Moss - 25.25 x 18.5 x 18.5%22
Moss - 25.25 x 18.5 x 18.5%22
By the sea
By the sea

interior view

By the sea
By the sea

12 x 21.8 x 21.8"

Cloud break at dusk
Cloud break at dusk

24 x 16 x 16"