Christi York uses adapted basket weaving methods mixed with a contemporary approach to create sculptural basketry.
Drawn to the overlooked, and inspired by the biological complexity that surrounds us, she invites people to pause and re-consider our recent disconnection with nature. Her work incorporates inspirations from ancient human civilizations, to Victorian-era cabinet of curiosities, to ideas from modern ethnobotany and biomimicry.
She harvests and processes all of her own natural materials.
The flora and fauna of Vancouver Island are intertwined with the land and its waters. By combing the landscape from mountains to beaches; by identifying and responsibly harvesting seasonal plant material, I am attempting to learn more about my home and to weave the spirit of this wild island into my work.
Wire, juncus, sedge, contorted hazel, wood base
27cm high x 23cm wide, x 16 cm deep
Oyster shells, cedar bark, lily leaves, encaustic, driftwood
34cm long x 15cm wide x 7cm deep
Contorted hazel branches, virginia creeper vine, applied copper leaf
14cm high x 39cm long x 28cm wide
big leaf maple petioles
13cm highx22cm long x 12cm wide
Image Credit: Martin Gisborne