Bundle of Nerves Basket

By Sally Prangley



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The very first Bundle of Nerves Basket I made pre-dates Covid by about 20 years. I thought the basket needed an update for the even crazier times we find ourselves in today. The basics of the basket remain the same: a wire cup balanced (and attached) to a very large spring, the cup covered with words representing emotions. It balances perfectly, and when touched, sways back and forth. The update I made was in my word choices. Replacing basic words such as happy, sad, and angry, I chose Covid-inspired words such as determination, humility, curiosity, and pride.

Metal/other, Mixed Media (annealed steel wire, glass beads, alphabet beads)

4 x 5 inches

About the artist

Sally blends traditional basketry and wirework techniques to create her unusual wire objects. All work is done by hand, freeform, using only wire and whatever materials she includes in the construction, most often paper, found objects, or vintage beads. Sally has drawn, painted, and created mixed-media art all her life and is largely self-taught. She minored in art history at Northwestern University and received her MBA in marketing from the George Washington University. Sally lives in her hometown of Seattle after many years on the east coast....Read MoreRead Less

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