Jack Lenor Larsen writes in the catalog: "Basketry is one of the most dynamic contemporary art forms because, among other reasons, it is grounded in exactly those virtues we have in shortest supply. As much as anything else, basketry presents an antidote to those structural properties absent in most rooms built today. We readily sense the materials which, often as not, speak of the out-of-doors, and of the process with which they are made. In a sense, baskets are the ultimate fabric in that they are complete dimensional forms, with the integrity of such. ........ They're also a microcosm of architecture, with statements about material, structure, shade and shadow, and- sometimes- transparency or inner penetration of light as well."
In addition to the noted collector Jack Lenor Larsen, the TorreyVessels of Francina and Neil Prince are in the collections of Fritz Scholder, painter, and Clare Boothe Luce, stateswoman, and other creative individuals.
Francina Prince creating a vessel
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