Those of you who are weavers, that work with plant materials you grow and gather yourself, likely understand that building a fine basket takes a lot of time. Sometimes it’s freeing to allow oneself to do a type of work that isn’t about the perfection of the weaving, but instead is more about allowing beautiful materials to breath, to gesture, like ancient markings on a canyon wall. Surprisingly, it took me just as long to make these abstracts as a finely woven basket, by the time the materials had been gathered in their season, cured for stability, and then finally assembled.
I’m grateful for the opportunity to make these two Bare Bones Abstracts. These ethereal pieces bring nature and lightness into the formal interior of this lovely home.