'It all starts with a seed, with it's memory of the past and it's potential for the future'.
A tray containing a group of archetypal ‘seed’ forms. The
forms represent the wide variety of seeds and therefore life.
Seeds are the archetypal beginning. Seeds come in a vast
array of forms each containing what is needed for the next generation, adapted
to place and climate. Life as we know it depends on diversity in all forms to
ensure all the elements of life can prosper.
This sculpture is also an exploration of the many techniques that make up contemporary basketmaking using plants mainly from my garden.
|Installing the basket of seeds at the Cedars.|
Willow tension tray of seeds
130 x 90 x45 cm
Seed with thorns
A 6 god’s eye shape rib basket with knottless netting inserts.
Frame: willow: God’s eyes:2ply chasmanthe iris, weavers: Iris,
Knotlesss netting burrs: copper wire.40 x40 x 40cm
Stake and Strand. Stakes:willow Strand/weavers: Abyssinian banana fibre.20 x 2cm
Modified rib basket
Frame &ribs: willow
62 x 21 x 9 cm
Modified stake and strand
Stakes: willow & dogwood
Weavers: iris, philodendron leaf bracts58 x 14 x 27 cm
modified rib basket
Frame & stakes: willow
Weavers: Tall spike rush.
7 x 44 x 9 cm
Wisteria & palm inflorescences