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.

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    Martha is a recipient of the Minnesota State Arts Board Artist Initiative grant (2019) and the Creative Support for Individuals grant (2021).