Heart of the Basket Maker – by Cliff Fragua
Location: Trickster Art Gallery, Schaumburg.
Dedicated: November 9, 2008
Village of Schaumburg 1% for Art Program
Most indigenous cultures in the Americas have developed skills in the art of basketry. This sculpture honors the skills and people who developed the art. The star motifs represented on the tablita, or headpiece, are symbols from many different cultures representing their connection to the universe. The sculpture was cast in silicon bronze, using time-honored lost wax process.