5vp Eucalyptus Bark Pod In Wood Frame I, Valerie Pragnell, eucalyptus bark, clay and bees, wax in wood frame, 19" x 15.5" x 16", 2001, $2,400
4vp Willow Bark Container I, Valerie Pragnell, willow bark, red earth, rhododendron, handmade paper, 16" x 32" x 18", 1999, $3,200
3vp Blackthorn Basket II, Valerie Pragnell blackthorn and Japanese, handmade paper, 24" x 26" x 26", 1999, $2,500
6vp Eucalyptus Bark Pod, Valerie Pragnell, eucalyptus bark, 22" x 19" x 19", 2001, $2,400
Selected exhibition venues:
National Museum of Scotland Edinburgh, Scotland; Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art; Warwick Arts Trust, London, England; Royal Scottish Academy Edinburgh, Scotland; Barbican Centre, London, England; Crafts Council, London, England; Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery, England; Crawford Arts Centre, St. Andrews, Scotland
4vp Detail Willow Bark Container I
My work takes me from public commission, time-based installation and gallery exhibition to woodland workshops. I work with all natural materials: drystone, water, glacial boulders, wood, living willow, hedgerow cuttings, straw and paper maiche to create site-specific commissions, baskets, containers and smaller works. In each, I try to distill the essence of a place into the work, so that each becomes a small environment in its own right.