Bare foot cane climbing!
Over the four days of the project we worked early and late - avoiding the hottest part of the day, we built the main structure from the large bamboo-like European Cane Arundo donax, the same stuff that bassoon and oboe reeds are made from - alongside fences, roofing panels, baskets, bee hives, toys and no doubt many other things. The combination of Cane and Willow and sometimes Olive branches is a distinctive feature of Catalan basketmaking. With this in mind working alongside the makers from the Catalan Association brought a great wealth of material knowledge to compliment my own ideas about the structure and form of the project.
Text and image from here
Tim Johnston's work is captivating. He does a lot more than weavings and if you poke around his website and blog you see what I mean! I found his work a few years ago and was delighted to get to this link today as I dont remember it being easy to find much in 2010 on this artist's stunning work.
His website and blog has lots of excellent images and info ... do go have a look wont you! Well worth the journey!
LOVE this found here
thorny issues ....
and the biggest wow factor of all.... found here
I'm inspired ... makes me want to go live in the bush somewhere so I can explore the landscape! So far I have not managed to sway my family to consider leaving the city precinct during our house-hunting days ... so not sure when a house in the country will be in my sight.
Still there are always the weekends and holidays.
Enjoy our week wont you!