Christmas Basket

  • Ed Rossbach, Christmas Basket, 1968, synthetic ribbon amd plastic found objects, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1997.95.2

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In the mid-1960s, Ed Rossbach took some time away from weaving wall hangings to explore different "off-loom" fiber projects. He tried coiling baskets, wrapping lampshade frames in raffia, and even macramé. Christmas Basket was woven from gift-wrap ribbon and incorporates plastic holly berries and leaves as well as cloth poinsettia petals.

Luce Object Quote
"I like to do things that are absolutely technically perfect and I like to do things that look as though a child made them." Ed Rossbach, quoted in 40 Years of Exploration…, 1990
Title
Christmas Basket
Artist
Date
1968
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
7 3/8 × 12 × 9 3/8 in. (18.7 × 30.5 × 23.8 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Diane and Sandy Besser, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Mediums
Mediums Description
synthetic ribbon amd plastic found objects
Classifications
Keywords
  • Object – foliage – holly
  • Ceremony – holiday – Christmas
Object Number
1997.95.2
Palette
Linked Open Data
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