Willow Artist Bonnie Gale

June 25, 2014 11:44 AM video

An Artist Cafe  segment on willow artist Bonnie Gale from WSKG.

“My work is focused on spatial containment and definition. My medium is willow. Functionality is the leading principle. I create beauty.

Although there was a profusion of traditional willow basketry in the Nineteenth century in the Eastern and Mid-Western United States, the immigrant basketmakers and their descendant trainees have almost passed away. Through my traditional willow basketmaking, I hope to keep the traditions alive. In recent years, I have started to explore the field of living willow structures, which is another exciting way to use willows.  The building of living willow structures in school residences, for private clients and in large scale community installations has become an important part of my work. I love the intense functionality and beauty of willow.”

- Bonnie Gale

↑ Back to top

About Us    Contact Us    The MetroFocus Team   Mobile   WNET Pressroom   Privacy Policy    Terms of Service

Mutual of America

Funders

MetroFocus is made possible by James and Merryl Tisch, Rosalind P. Walter, Charlotte and David Ackert, Jody and John Arnhold and the Dr. Robert C. and Tina Sohn Foundation. Corporate funding is provided by Mutual of America.
© 2014 WNET    All Rights Reserved.    825 Eighth Avenue    New York, NY 10019