Thank you to Christopher Todd at Douglas Reynolds Gallery for this kind write up, and thank you to Martine Reid for our introduction.
photo courtesy of: underexposed.tv
I first met former Olympic snowboarder Meghann O’Brien, when founder and president of Scriba Art Society, Dr. Martine Reid brought her by the gallery. She was quiet, reserved, intelligent and had a beautiful energy about her. Two things struck me most about Meghann, the quality of, and the connection to, the work that she produces.
As someone who has seen a lot of art work in his profession, I can appreciate when I see something exceptional, especially in a contemporary context. While I have seen a lot of very old finely hand-woven spruce root baskets, I have never seen a contemporary basket so finely hand-woven, as the one pictured below:
As a general rule, what I have seen in cedar is a much coarser style of weave, while Spruce root is typically very…
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