Monday, March 5, 2007
WYE OAK BASKET
Here is the Wye Oak Basket (#1) in it's new home. My good friend Rachel sent me this photo of the piece up in her apartment. This basket was created using wood from the Wye Oak and copper wire. This tree was about 350 years old when it fell after a fierce lightning strike. The state of Maryland let artists come and gather pieces of the wood to make it into artworks. The initial plan was to have a show with many diverse works made from parts of the tree, but that seems to have fallen through. But, the good news is that I created three works from the wood, and one of them is now hanging on a happy wall in Baltimore. Thanks Rachel!