Baskets

February 28, 2022  •  Leave a Comment

In winter it can be a challenge to find subjects to photograph even when there is no pandemic to keep me home. This winter I again turned to my home studio and scoured my house for subjects. Many of my family's collectibles have already posed for me but I found a large collection overlooked in plain sight. Baskets. I always thought of them as utilitarian, not artistic but when studied closely their woven construction can reveal amazing skill and artistry. Perhaps I became more aware of the intertwining after I took up loom weaving again. Perhaps my friend's basketry examples stimulated my interest. Or perhaps it was the program by Debra Avery Weaver at last month's meeting of rhe Athens Fibercraft Guild that inspired me. Whatever it was, I spent an afternoon gathering an assortment of baskets from around my home into my studio and spent over an hour shooting them. Even these rather mundane baskets can exhibit texture and patterns worth seeing. You can now see my favorite examples of these photos on my website's homepage. Many of the close-ups show detail of joining one part of a basket to another. Click on each image for a description.

 


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