Every 1 - 2022

NBO Members Exhibition

Toni Best

Leaves of Gold

Glycerin treated southern pine needles coiled with C-Lon thread on a dyed and painted gourd.

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H: 5" | W: 7" | D: 7"
Toni Best
Visalia CA
Art has been the core of my existence since childhood. Continuing the love of weaving baskets for over 60 years, my creativity is centered on coiling pine needles by themselves and with gourds as bases. Pine needles have such flexibility that personifies movement and undulations. Every gourd is unique as is every cut of the gourd which presents individual challenges. My purpose is to constantly challenge myself to fabricate new shapes and new ideas. Creating a basket reveals part of my soul or inner self.
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