IMG_5182 | Crafting hope from the rings of the black ash

Kelly Church, Past and Present, Vinyl Blind, String, Photographs, 10″ height x 8″ diameter, This basket is part of my “7th generation Black ash basket Series” depicting what a black ash basket will look like in the future, should the Emerald ash borer decimate all of our ash trees as predicted. It is to show that we will be able to pass on our weaving methods with other materials, but will lose 75% of the black ash teachings if we lose the trees. We will no longer be able to choose a tree, harvest the tree, process the growth rings, which equates to 75% of the work we do to make a basket.

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