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SEALASKA HERITAGE INSTITUTE’S 10th BIENNIAL

NORTHWEST COAST JURIED
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Category Winner | Moon Shadow Basket | Jennifer Younger, Jennie Wheeler

Jennifer Younger and Jennie Wheeler

  • Tlingit, Eagle, Kaagwaantaan
  • Sitka, Alaska
  • Category: Endangered Art: Spruce Root
  • Spruce root, metal
  • $6,800
  • 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.
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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.