Venetian Kete Baskets
Combining European techniques with Māori and Pacific design, imagining an alternate history where the Venetians came to these shores, sharing their own traditional arts.
The result is strikingly beautiful, mimicking the shapes and textures of woven flax, baskets, and paddles with handblown glass. His Venetian Kete Baskets defy the solidity of the medium, appearing illusively pliable, as if bending and flexing with use. One artform pays homage to another, capturing the skill, unique patterning, and the coexistence of functionality and artistry.
Blown glass, wig wag pattern technique, two pieces.
315 x 260 x 280mm.