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Baskets are so strongly associated with place, people, culture, and tradition. They have the ability to transcend time, mark birth, death and regrowth. Through basketry and textiles process, forms arise that become a physical representation of something untouchable, without trying to become it. Left open, the work allows itself to be entered by different people, to move through time and place and inhabit multiple spaces at once. Lines of metal weave in and out, over and under, twist and turn. They align with thoughts and notions, grasses and leaves. I search for tactile qualities that encourage the viewer to connect with my pieces. We form meaningful relationships with objects, just as we do people and places.