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After moving to Santa Fe, NM in 1993, I was exposed to influences which inspired new challenging directions in my basketry. In this unusually rich artistic environment, I was moved to weave cane baskets whose shapes resembled Southwestern Indian pottery. However, large volumes and dramatic shapes were not particularly consistent with the Lightship weaving technique. Certain technical advances and a new fully equipped workshop enabled my dream to gradually materialize. These
transitional works still, for the most part, incorporate the Nantucket wrapped reed rims, but the shapes and volumes are evolving and the first all-wooden lids appear. Above all, these baskets are characterized by a new concern with woven design as a narrative tool, thus we see the emergence of a personal glyph-like language of symbols which tell a story or express a concept: the baskets now have content and titles. Also during this period, the first lighthouse baskets were created, inspired by my village lighthouse on Nantucket.


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