Cedar Bark Place Mats
Kelp Wall Hanging
For years I’ve wanted to weave a kelp wall hanging and I’m very pleased with my first attempt. My father in-law Geoff Massey had the vision to build a frame for this beautiful piece. I plan on creating more kelp wall hangings and sculptures, however it takes lots of magnificent kelp to weave something extraordinary, which means more time will be spent collecting on the ocean and beaches.
Having the opportunity to weave beyond the standard basket form is an opportunity for me to explore a deeper creative side of myself. Working in collaboration with Interior Designers and Carpenters is very stimulating and rewarding.
Vertical Wall Hanging with Driftwood: 13′ x 3′
This wall hanging is complied of the wild crafted materials that I have gathered from the beaches, forests and lakes of South Western B.C. It consists of drift wood, kelp, bracken fern, tule rush, red cedar bark and wild cherry bark.
Horizontal Wall Hanging: 13′ x 3′
This wall hanging is complied with wild willow, kelp red cedar bark (some of the cedar bark has been dyed a deep brown colour) and tule rule.
Red cedar bark was woven into flat panels for the doors and drawers of this custom designed bathroom cabinet built by Yves Wenger of Mountain Design Inc. www.mountaindesign.ca
These tule rush baskets were commissioned by the Rimrock Restaurant in Whistler, B.C.
Whistler Blackcomb Media Book 2003 – 2004
Opportunities to get really creative with my material are a gift. The marketing department of Whistler Blackcomb profiled myself and 23 women who represented a whole new paradigm of female style. It was an honour to be published with Olympic athletes, ski patrollers, artists, photographers and writers.