Sunday, 4 February 2007

Here are the images I wrote about in the previous notes.

if you consider these pieces in the context of the basket of stars made for Seven Sisters it shows how staying with skills ect can slowly develop refinement.

And then to a new beggining with the skull using fodder.
Not only has the material changed , so also has the technique. Rather than a formal coiled stitching skull is simply darned almost, which gives it a surface cohesion quite different to the otehr pieces. Although The star vessel issimilarly stitched but not so easy to manipulate.
This method opens a great freedom of form without having to use a conventional basketry technique.
I see its potential in places where finer materials are not accessable. One might say it is a poor mans way of making and yet can be so expressive.

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