in her shoes

"The materials and techniques I use are important to me because they help me tell stories. In artwork, we see reflections of ourselves, refracted by our own histories and the perspective of one point in time. What I really want people to see is how connected we all are, how the threads of our lives intertwine." Donna Kallner

fiber artist, teacher, writer, storyteller. donna kallner weaves her life as gracefully as she weaves the fiber of her baskets. she created 'grass slipper' after reading japanese basket maker hisako sekijima's reflections on rice straw slippers. sekijima wrote, "cultures that depend or have depended on perishable materials like grass, rice straw or wood instead of longer-lasting materials are likely to develop different values, especially those concerning labor and possessions." there is a lesson there for all of us...

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