One-of-a-kind sculptural art in fiber, ceramic and mixed media
Combining traditional materials (pine needles and ceramic) and traditional methods (coiling and slab), I push the final product into a non-traditional sculptural vessel, while honoring the original rhythms of the materials. The finished vessels make statements about a moment in time, a sense of place, a cycle started, a cycle complete.
I started working with pine needles in 1996, a direct result of living under some messy long needled pine trees. Pine needle baskets are an elegant recycled art form: the needles are only used when they are down and dry.
I enjoy combining them with other natural objects to create a piece with refined elegance.
These little beauties are all under 3x3". They are made of natural pine needles stitched with waxed thread, with lids made from a variety of objects, includling repurposed jewelry and buttons, to ceramic with porcupine quills and abalone. Each one is different.
Treasure Keepers and Miniature Baskets
Mixed media and ceramic for the wall. The final sizes and number of elements of the ceramic pieces can vary to fit the space to be filled.