13.2.07

cable gal

CRAFT FIND OF THE WEEK
This weeks craft find comes straight out of Africa. these big bold basket/bowls were made by Sth african artist Hlengiwe Dube (that's her on the right with Lucy Irvine) during her residency in Australia as part of the Common Goods project last year. HML was lucky enough to snaffle a few of them up during the event. Who'd have thought the humble telephone wire could be used to such creative effect. Apparently the cable is such a hot commodity in sth africa that people have been known to tear down phone lines just to get their hands on the raw materials... watch out Telstra!

1 comment:

shannon said...

So beautiful. Lucky you for owning some