bowl-like form with thick sides and lip; orange reeds woven with natural reeds and steel twisted wires; two thick twisted wires at bottom with four cable connectors

Brendan Basket, No. 232, 2005

Carole Hetzel

Plant fibers, pigment, steel

Gift of funds from GMAC-RFC in honor of Susan Lundgren, ADDACS volunteer 2005.119.2

On View in Gallery 281

Carole Hetzel had a sustained interest in shape long before she began adding steel cable to her colorful hand-dyed baskets. But with the addition of metal her experiments in form became more daring.

According to Hetzel, “Baskets tell a story. To appreciate a basket is like interacting with a painting, a novel, music, or any of the arts. Not only does a basket have a purpose and message, it also has a sense of history.” Hetzel lives in Florida and North Carolina.

Image: In Copyright. Gift of funds from GMAC-RFC in honor of Susan Lundgren, ADDACS volunteer

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