Thoughtfully crafted, cane wrapped rocks using ornamental knots from the ancient techniques of Japanese Ikebana Basketry.
Created with heart felt intention by Flik Hall.
'Traditionally, basket weavers believe that the energy of the plant that has given itself for the basket and the person whose hands have woven it live on in the basket. For example, if they’re feeling negative or disconnected, they should put their basket down and walk away and come back later. That prevents negative emotion being woven into the basket and passed on. I make this my practice too. In terms of wrapping the stones, there’s two parts to the story. The first depends on the form of the stone – certain basketry knots will lend themselves better to different shapes. The second part is simply down to how I’m feeling. I’m very much drawn to weaving in a circular pattern. For me, this echoes the natural rhythm and ripples within our bodies and the natural world around us – from fingerprints to galaxies, even the rings of a tree. I believe a circle is the pattern of the universe.'