Sitting

Media - 2021.55.1 - SAAM-2021.55.1_1 - 143017
Copied Susan Kavicky, Sitting, 2010, brown ash, fiberboard, oak, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mary Anne Fray, 2021.55.1

Artwork Details

Title
Sitting
Date
2010
Dimensions
overall_​1: 15 34 in. × 19 in. × 12 38 in. (40 × 48.3 × 31.4 cm)
Credit Line
Gift of Mary Anne Fray
Mediums Description
brown ash, fiberboard, oak
Classifications
Keywords
  • Abstract
Object Number
2021.55.1

Artwork Description

The title of this basket, Sitting, refers both to its reclining position, balanced on an angled plane of its bottom, and to the artist’s introduction to basketry in 1987. At the time, Susan Kavicky was spending long hours sitting on a boat while her husband was fishing, and she sought to create something small and portable. She decided to take classes on the processing and weaving of black ash baskets and soon became hooked. Her baskets draw on her own experiences with relationships, reflecting a balance between collaboration and independence.


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