"With a basket career spanning three decades, I'm looking back at what I've accomplished and forward to what I'll achieve. "
As an avid observer of nature and incessant collector of diverse material, JoAnne Russo continually gathers interesting items to use on her baskets. In this new series, each one-of-a-kind piece is woven tightly and precisely, with added elements thoughtfully chosen to display order and harmony. Russo has sewn stacks of beads and hooks & eyes to add interest and texture. Her new sculptural work suggests a narrative; a view of the human form expressed through a plaited form.