Investigating - Baskets as an Art form.
Many years ago I discovered, that a flat weaving could turn into a 3-dimensional form, and this was the beginning of my journey investigating the basket form and the philosophy behind baskets.
Even if I have made many basket objects, I still have the “Beginners Mind” each time I start working, and I am always astonished to see, where the baskets are leading me….
My inspiration mainly comes from ancient cultures,
and my working process is to investigate a material or a theme, and often natural elements are integrated in the art work.
Sometimes fragile materials even occupy the inner space of the basket – telling the viewer, that the work is a “sculpture” or a “textile basket object” more than a functional basket.
I like to think of my work as a way of giving nature back to mankind.
Contact the artist
Birgit Daa Birkkjær
Skovskadevej 8, 8400 Ebeltoft