From gorgeous pieces by local Uxbridge artists to those by world reknowned artists, Lisa Matheson and Frank Coy home is filled with art that makes their heart sing.
Over the past few years, I've been studying with some of the best weavers in the world, learning to love the spirit of willow and the connection with this art, which has a history from the beginning of humanity.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lisa Matheson has been dabbling with fibre arts since she was very young, but it wasn't until she discovered willow that she says she finally 'found her medium.'
"Over the past few years, I've been studying with some of the finest willow weaving experts in the word," says Lisa, "at workshops hosted by a remarkable woman named Lene Rasmussen (Lakeshore Willows) who harvests over 50 varieties of willow at her farm near the shores of Lake Erie."
Lisa takes the foundational methodologies learned from these experts and adds her own twists, with metal, fibre and other materials.
The sculpture series that Lisa has been working on for the past few years is called 'Reach.' Her pieces are much more than traditional round baskets – they are sculptures that reach upward connecting the earth from which the willow grows with the sun that warms the earth so that growth can take place.