Winter Art

A snowy day invites me into my studio with lots of baskets in play.  Some are in wood, thread or bamboo.  I spent some time in Thailand with basket makers this winter.  The masterful hands are a wonder working with a very tough material.  One morning while on my bicycle I stopped at a home and yard to observe an elderly couple creating a large work basket.  They were making it together in tandem, in a chase weave. It seemed like a dance to me, walking round and round together weaving.  I was lovely and it touched me.  2018.