Billie Ruth Sudduth
Sewanee, Tennessee 1945
- Bakersville, North Carolina, UNited States
- Birmingham, Alabama
Courtesy Billie Ruth Sudduth.
Luce Artist Quote
"Thanks to all the years working with the reeds, I can still arm-wrestle with the best of them. The only time my hands hurt is when I'm not working." Artist quoted in American Style, Spring 2000
Luce Artist Biography
Billie Ruth Sudduth began making baskets as a diversion from her job as a school psychologist, and decided in 1989 to dedicate all of her time to weaving. The shapes of her baskets are inspired by folk forms and by the numerical sequences discovered by Fibonacci, a thirteenth-century Italian mathematician who was the first to describe the "golden ratio" that governs the growth of many organisms.