39cj Water, Christine Joy, cottonwood, 33” x 21” x 10”, 2005, $3,000
37cj Cloud Formation, Christine Joy, willow, 23" x 29" x 23", 2010, $8,000
34cj World, Christine Joy, cottonwood, 15" x 17" x 18.5" , 2004, $3,000
32cj Lily, Christine Joy, red osier, beeswax and damar resin, 43" x 28" x 16", 2002, $7,800
31cj Heart, Christine Joy, red oisier and dogwood, 20" x 28" x 20", 2000, $3,200
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Racine Art Museum, Wisconsin (Basketworks: The Cotsen Contemporary American Basket Collection); Textile Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Contemporary Art Society, London, England; John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin; Yellowstone Art Center, Billings, Montana; Takashimaya Gallery, New York, New York; Center for Visual Arts, Denton, Texas; Holter Museum of Art, Helena, Montana; Hayes Fine Arts Gallery, Montana State University, Bozeman; Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton, Massachusetts; Missoula Museum of the Arts, Montana; Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
31cj Detail HEART
I construct my baskets to appear as if they are moving, growing and animated, as though the shapes had been cut from a tree or pulled from moving water. I want them to sit still, unchanging, yet to the eye of the viewer to flow, to move around and back again, to carry the movement of life. From the fruition of a basket’s construction to the next harvest, I am involved in a representational cycle. The baskets become concrete symbols of the passage of my life.