Martha Collins’ Handsome Woven Woodwork

Martha Collins’ Handsome Woven Woodwork

Martha Collins infuses her beautiful, delicate woodwork with intricate woven patterns comprised of a multitude of hardwoods and hand-dyed veneers. Each piece is impeccably, painstakingly composed; Collins forms her perfectly symmetrical patterns using, in many cases, hundreds of pieces of wood (the Anasazi bowl, pictured above, contains 1,200 pieces). I’m especially fond of Collins’s small ceremonial bowls, which radiate a sort of calm energy and graceful lightness, while calling attention to the artist’s patient, detailed work. Her jewelry is also quite compelling, especially her bracelets, which, at a glance, could be mistaken for intricate beading or enamel.

Want more? You can see Martha’s work in person March 14-16 at the American Craft Council’s Atlanta show – find her in booth 401.

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