13.5 x 15.5 x 15.5″
Arches watercolor paper printed with archival inks, acrylic paint and gold foil.
This basket is a contemporary interpretation of a very traditional Cherokee double- weave technique. The interior splints are made from reproductions printed on paper of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, combined with a gold foil process. The exterior is one of the artist’s photographs of the ancestral homeland of all the Cherokee, The Great Smokey Mountains in NC. Gold was found on Cherokee land in 1828; this discovery was a main factor in forcing the Cherokee to Oklahoma.