Alice Beasley, "I've been making fabric portraits 1988. Rather than relying upon templates or photo projections, I prefer to work directly, building a composition in the same manner as a painter working on a canvas. All pieces are cut free-hand from fabric with scissors or rotary cutter, fused and machine appliqued. In addition to my fiber art, I am also a wire sculptor." Here, "The Basket Maker" 43" x 49", cotton.