Lupine Baskets #826

Lupine Baskets, Ghost Net Baskets - stonington baskets artwork by Emily Miller
These loopy baskets are inspired by the tall purple spikes of lupine flowers, a sure sign of summer.

The Stonington Baskets series is created with potwarp (long lines used to hold lobster traps) gathered on Deer Isle, Maine. I am using "ghost net" washed up on the beaches, as well as recycled rope from the Stonington dump. The town of Stonington at the southern end of Deer Isle is one of Maine's largest lobster fisheries. I spent summers on Deer Isle at my grandparents' home for my entire life. I first learned to make these baskets during a visit to Deer Isle, using my grandmother's sewing machine, inspired by the colorful bits of potwarp I found tangled in the kelp at the shoreline.

This artwork is on display at the 12x12x12: A Celebration of Community exhibit thru Oct. 28, 2022

Reclaimed fishing rope, 2020

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Wide Loop Lupine Basket - $140.00. Inquire to purchase from Arts Council of Lake Oswego »

Commissions will open in March 2023.

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