Artist comment: This piece is a collaboration between my mother (Jennie Wheeler) and I. She has apprenticed with Teri Rofkar and Delores Churchill in the art of spruce-root basketry. It was her suggestion that we collaborate and do a mother/daughter basket.
Juror comment: What a beautiful family piece with a nice combination of root and copper. Combining such different materials is challenging, as is the collaboration of artists. The carving on the bottom of the basket … makes for a nice surprise. Overall quality of both mediums are blended and executed very nicely.