I entertained a challenge, as I drew several different images: Could I start a narrow diameter round basket and begin to add staves as weaving progressed to increase greatly the finished width of the basket, thus controlling the design while controlling an even shape? This would be very difficult and an unusual concept. Would using black (black Japanese cane) accentuate the concept, creating a solid, rock like image, and hiding the transitional weaving?
I decided upon a raised floating base, to mirror an elegant floating top cover.
Materials include: Black Japanese cane, ebony wood, half cane, bent cane, striated ash, leather, African carved seed, signature deer bone.