It's always fun when you install a new fireplace wall hanging only to have your client say "That's beautiful, but now my dining table needs something!". Well, that's exactly what happened!
A couple of months back I created a beautiful wall hanging with 14 baskets and mountain laurel for one of my client's outdoor porch and now I've created this little gem to go with it in the same space. Now when friends and family enjoy a meal together on the outdoor porch, they'll be able to enjoy both of these pieces.
There's an added bonus too! These clients have a beautiful - I mean incredible - garden around their home and really enjoy fresh flowers. For this tabletop piece, I've fitted them with small, removable glass containers so they can add fresh, seasonal flowers from the garden on a regular basis. Since it's viewable from both sides, it will provide a lovely sculptural container that will enhance the whole room. How fun! PS: Don't worry, it's water resistant since I covered the pieces in encaustic wax and a good layer of polyurethene.
Find out more about how I could create something like this for your home!
Matt Tommey is a sculptural basketry artist working in Asheville, North Carolina's River Arts District.