Here’s something my wife and I haven’t done for quite a long time, the “Have You Heard the Owl Call Your Name?” Art Basket. When we first started our art careers, we collaborated on quite a few tiny little art basket loosely based on the Nantucket Lightship style of basketry (see more of our past baskets here). My wife produced the baskets and I decorated the lids.
Here, we’ve created this basket from black walnut, yellowheart, superfine carriage cane, copper, waxed Irish linen and naturally-shed moose antler. The basket is about five inches in diameter. The skull finial is one of my press-formed-then-chased copper owl skulls (more about that can be found here).