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Bundling

Bundling is a series of experiments using found material from the Sonoran Desert to make baskets. This work extends our decade-long research into basket construction as a vehicle for experimentation and expression. Baskets are a material framework for sharing knowledge and tradition, a medium of exchange that bundles material, color and voices together.

The process begins with collecting Desert matter found around Tucson and Sells Arizona. This includes bear grass, yucca, dirt, wild flowers, creosote, copper, volcanic rock, and agave. This desert matter is mixed with natural pulp to create a series of basket constructions. The three categories of experiments are: Paper baskets, Agave Fiber Baskets, and Copper Coils.

Works:

 

Desert Paper 02
12” x 16” x 18”
Desert Globe Mallow, Agave Fiber, Jute
2022

Desert Paper 05
15” x 21” x 19”
Creosote, Jute
2022

Desert Paper 06
10” x 14” x 19”
Mica, Jute
2022

Desert Paper 07
12” x 13” x 23”
Volcanic Rock, Jute
2022

Desert Paper 08
12” x 17” x 22”
Adobe Mud, Agave Fiber, Hemp
2022

Desert Paper 09
9” x 12” x 15”
Creosote, Jute
2022

Desert Paper 11
12” x 17” x 17”
Creosote, Hemp, Abaca
2022

Desert Paper 12
13” x 16” x 17”
Mesquite Bark, Jute, Abaca
2022

Desert Paper 13
10” x 10” x 15”
Mica, Hemp, Abaca
2022

Desert Paper 14
11” x 19” x 14”
Volcanic Rock, Jute
2022

Desert Paper 15
7” x 9” x 15”
Copper Powder, Jute
2022

Desert Paper 16
8” x 12” x 14”
Agave Fiber, Abaca
2022

Desert Paper 17
7” x 11” x 15”
Copper Powder, Jute
2022

Knot 04
7” x 36” x 56”
Agave Fiber, Brass, Sinew
2022

Brass Coil 01
12” x 18” x 12”
Agave Fiber, Brass, Sinew
2022

Agave Fiber Basket 02
12” x 30” x 30”
Agave Fiber, Abaca
2022

  • Location
    Volume Gallery
  • Year
    2022
  • Client
    Volume
  • Status
    Completed
  • Collaborators
    Terrol Dew Johnson