Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 8"
Materials: rattan palm (reed)
This sculpture was created using a spiral technique Eva Seidenfaden learned while in Burkina Faso, West Africa. This Burkina technique was included in her book The Art of Basketmaking which is where I learned it. It is visually similar to the more complex Perigord Technique I use in much of my sculptural work. Being a much simplified version, I used this weave to get my hands adept at working in a spiral as a precursor to tackling the Perigord Technique.