Down by the Riverside, basket by Marie Cole

Down by the Riverside

4”H; 6 ¼” W $325

“I’m gonna lay down my sword & shield
Down by the Riverside
And study war no more”

Central Valley Basket

Central Valley

11 ½” diameter; $375

One spring, on my way back to Oregon from southern California, I was passing through California’s Central valley and was struck by the amazing layers of colors. The floor of the valley was tan, then a layer of green orchards, then the brown of the foothills, the purple mountains and the blue sky.

Sea and Shore, basket by Marie Cole

Sea and Shore

9 ½” diameter; Sold

The greens in the center of the basket represent the beach grasses. The next layer is the sand with the white edge of a shallow wave. The ocean is a deeper blue then the lighter blue of the sky.

Chaparral Hills, basket by Marie Cole

Chaparral Hills

11″ diameter; $375

Large plate in the muted browns and greens of the chaparral countryside with the bright blue sky and beaded yuccas. The Fibonacci sequence was used as the governing pattern for the layers and colors of the hills as well as the placement of the yuccas.

Blue Maize and Yellow Corn

 Blue Maize and Yellow corn

Sold

These baskets follow the tradition of honoring this sacred plant.

First Storm, basket by Marie Cole

First Storm

6 ½” W; 3 ¾”H; $350

The first storm of the Fall blows the autumn leaves off the tree and clears the air.

Mountain Storm, basket by Marie Cole
Mountain Storm

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Lightning, clouds and rain over the mountain. I love the energy of this basket depicting the huge weather over the relatively small mountains.