Lissa Hunter

Beyond the Basket

Lissa Hunter Pastime Gardening

Lissa Hunter Duet[Left/Top] Pastime: Gardening, 2005
Paper cord, waxed linen thread, paper, paint, bamboo, fiberboard, drywall compound, found clay pots: 24″ x 18″ x 3″
Lent by the artist

[Right/Bottom] Duet, 2008
Raffia, paper cord, rattan, paper, paint, fiberboard, drywall compound: 20″ x 20″ x 3.75″
Courtesy of the artist

After teaching art at a college in Pennsylvania for eight years, Hunter left a tenured position to give her full attention to making art. She engages numerous materials and techniques to create forms both two- and three-dimensional. Her work is in the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution, New York’s Museum of Arts and Design, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, and the Racine Art Museum in Wisconsin, as well as other museum and private collections.

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Stephen Zeh

Living Traditions

Stephen Zeh Swing Handle Apple BasketStephen Zeh Swing Handle Apple Basket DetailStephen Zeh Swing Handle Apple Basket DetailSwing-handle apple basket, circa 1990
Brown ash: 17″ x 14″
Lent by C. Edward and Mary Ellen Wall

Drawing upon the tools and traditions of the Maine woodsmen, the Shakers, and Native Americans, Stephen Zeh creates baskets from brown-ash trees from the forests of northern Maine.

Stephen Zeh Pack Basket FrontStephen Zeh Pack Basket BackPack basket, 2016
Brown ash: 18″ x 16″ x 12″
Lent by the artist

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