Basket (USA), 1982
John McQueen made this basket for a 1982 Cooper Hewitt exhibition on lace. The body of the basket employs a simple plaiting technique commonly used in bobbin lace: the whole or torchon ground stitch. The intention was to show how simple techniques of plaiting and interlacing are capable of creating objects that are lightweight yet strong, much like the geodesic dome.
Its dimensions are
H x diam.: 26.7 × 19.1 cm (10 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.)
Cite this object as
Basket (USA), 1982; Made by John McQueen (American, b. 1943) ; basswood; H x diam.: 26.7 × 19.1 cm (10 1/2 × 7 1/2 in.); 1982-24-1