2020, Basketry, 9" x 9" x 1.25", Physical and Online Exhibit
"When the pandemic hit, my creativity withered. I began learning a new form of basketry, pine needle coiling. Basketry is a dying art. All baskets are handwoven, never mass produced. The Pride basket represents my self expression through a new medium brought about by the the restrictions of the pandemic. The pine needles are from the Florida long leaf pine. The challenge was to use thread choice, stitches and beads to create a unique basket. The center is a necklace belonging to my deceased mother."