by Norie Hatakeyama, Japan, from Complex Plaiting Series, a set of sculptures made from plaited woven paper strips WHAAAAT

by Norie Hatakeyama, Japan, from Complex Plaiting Series, a set of sculptures made from plaited woven paper strips WHAAAAT

Japanese basket art. It takes ten years to apprentice in this art, and then more time to develop a style and voice. And then there's the material. These works last a long time. "...Japanese baskets coated with lacquer that date from the late Paleolithic era have been found at excavation sites. Processes that involve boiling the bamboo and treating it to make it stable under tremendous stress and climate changes..."

Japanese Basket Art

Japanese basket art. It takes ten years to apprentice in this art, and then more time to develop a style and voice. And then there's the material. These works last a long time. "...Japanese baskets coated with lacquer that date from the late Paleolithic era have been found at excavation sites. Processes that involve boiling the bamboo and treating it to make it stable under tremendous stress and climate changes..."

Contemporary Basketry: Gathered Materials, Basket for the Deer, Chris Drury

Contemporary Basketry: Gathered Materials, Basket for the Deer, Chris Drury

Jan Hopkins - “In Motion”Grapevine, waxed linen and Alaskan yellow cedar bark

Jan Hopkins - “In Motion”Grapevine, waxed linen and Alaskan yellow cedar bark

"Over & Out"  --  Basketry  --  Peggy Wiedemann  --  Click through for even more images from this incredibly talented artist.

"Over & Out" -- Basketry -- Peggy Wiedemann -- Click through for even more images from this incredibly talented artist.

Basketry by Peggy Wiedemann - 'over and out' - pine needles, grasses and waxed linen thread.

Basketry by Peggy Wiedemann - 'over and out' - pine needles, grasses and waxed linen thread.

Polly Adams Sutton: "The manipulative qualities of western redcedar (Thuja plicata) bark are the cornerstone of my sculptural work. I harvest the bark in the spring when the sap is running up from the roots."

Polly Adams Sutton: "The manipulative qualities of western redcedar (Thuja plicata) bark are the cornerstone of my sculptural work. I harvest the bark in the spring when the sap is running up from the roots."

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