shape of a woman's life

"Some "Women Forms" stand alone, either in strength or in sorrow. Others rejoice in the company of other women - daughters, sisters, mothers, friends. They gather strength from their community. Each one is a visual collection of passions and griefs, joys and pains. Her form contains and is shaped by her layers of experience." Jackie Abrams

i was moved by this collection of baskets. quite striking. both the idea and the articulation. even more so when you realize that jackie abrams crafts her "women forms" from paper and wire. paper. and wire. while she incorporates fabric and beads from her travels, these magnificent baskets are primarily paper. and wire. abrams poetically explains that each basket contains the shape of a woman's life - a lovely play on words.

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