Examples of Marie’s Inspiration

“Layers of color, whether the ocean’s blues, the desert wind’s energy, the sunrise/sunset or the strata of a Chaparral foothill, intrigue me, and create a desire to translate them into my chosen medium.” Marie Cole

Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

This art installation inspired my small “Gateway” basket.

Dusk, basket by Marie Cole
Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

This is the dress that inspired me to create the “At the Dance” basket.

Dusk, basket by Marie Cole
Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

This photo shows the layers of evening colors that were the inspiration for this basket, “Dusk.”

Image credit (left): Robert Doolen

Dusk, basket by Marie Cole
Image of autumn hills, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Almost Autumn

Another example is “Almost Autumn,” a representation of oak covered hills in late September.

Almost Autumn, basket by Marie Cole
View through a window that inspired Marie Cole's basket, 'Outside Window'

Here is an example of how a view from a window inspired my creativity once again in “Outside Window.”

Outside Window, basket by Marie Cole
Navajo country, inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Southwest Vista

The inspiration here is Navajo country. From this image, I created “Southwest Vista.”

Southwest Vista, basket by Marie Cole

In my bird series, I represent these amazing creatures through the designs and colors of my baskets.

Pileated Woodpecker, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Pileated Woodpecker

Spotted Towhee

Image credit (left): Claudia Harlow

Downey Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole
Pileated Woodpecker, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Pileated Woodpecker

Pileated Woodpecker

Downey Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole
Downey Woodpecker, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Downey Woodpecker

Downey Woodpecker

Downey Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole
Image of a Flicker, the winged inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Flicker

Flicker

Image credit (left): Claudia Harlow

Flicker  , basket by Marie Cole
Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

Great Blue Heron

Image credit (left):
Photo by TOTORORO.RORO flickr

Great Blue Heron, basket by Marie Cole
Image of a Belted Kingfisher, imspiration for Marie Cole's basket, 'Kingfisher'

Kingfisher

Image credit (left):
Photo by mikebaird Flickr

Kingfisher, basket by Marie Cole
Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

Red Headed Duck

Image credit (left):
Photo by Colin Gould flickr

Red Head, basket by Marie Cole
Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

Red Breasted Nuthatch

Image credit (left):
Photo by backroadshutterbug flickr

Red Breasted Nuthatch, basket by Marie Cloe
Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

American Avocet

Image credit (left):
Photo by Steve Byland flickr

Avocet, basket by Marie Cole
Image of sunset, the inspiration for Marie Cole's basket, Dusk

Lewis’s Woodpecker

Image credit (left):
Photo by Luis Villablanca flickr

Lewis's Woodpecker, basket by Marie Cole