Roberta Condon Artist Statement:
Folklore is passed from mouth to mouth through the years and the generations. Folk art is passed hand to hand.
My extensive study with the Gullah Geechee in the barrier islands off the Georgia Coast, and a master coiler North in the barrier islands of Virginia, imbues the work with a deep tradition, yet the forms move outside tradition to embrace a new definition of basketry and vessels, stretching the traditional forms and materials to embrace contemporary meanings.
Found items… pieces from the forest and desert floor, and the flowing currents and eddies of the rivers influence the work as they have influenced my life…past, present and future evidenced in all.