Wintergreen Basket #900
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 Basketry: An Ageless Craft exhibit thru Jun. 30, 2022
Reclaimed fishing rope, thread, 2021
5" diameter x 5" high
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Orders placed May 20 - June 12, 2022 will be fulfilled starting on June 13, 2022.
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