Juror comment: Innovative combination of horn and copper. It is nice to see our people bringing back sheep horn into our art.
“(I) love weaving with spruce roots because as a medium they present numerous challenges at all stages of the process and because solving these challenges always leaves me in awe of the master basket weavers that came before us." Juror comment: A [...]
Juror comment: Overall, very even weave at an impressively small scale. Bottle and choice of color in grass make this a very pleasing piece to look at.
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 [...]
"Spruce-root gathering and preparation is a knowledge that is held in a small group of contemporary weavers. For this basket, all the spruce roots were gathered and prepared by the weaver on Haida Gwaii. This is the first woven spruce root piece [...]
Juror comment: Beautifully woven with the stunning addition of the abalone strips. The use of abalone to embellish basketry hats is not new, but having it covering the entire surface of the hat is quite modern. I like the two lines [...]
"This headband design is based on a spruce-root basketry design. I made the decision to use a spruce-root pattern because patterns of this complexity are no longer seen in our modern baskets. I do not want them to be patterns that we [...]