Deloss Webber is a second-generation rattan weaver from America. Born in 1951, he spent his childhood in Northern Africa, Spain and the US, where he was exposed to and learned a variety of weaving techniques. For the ensuing 30 years he has channeled these diverse cultural influences and his cumulative handcraft knowledge into mixed-media art that uses stone, wood, found objects, and the most significant material refrain in his work, fibre.
In this series of baskets, Webber views his treatment of the stones as an expression of reverence for nature and a celebration of the beauty of his materials. Taking into consideration the individual qualities of each stone, its contours, colour, and size, he melds them with his own design of wrapped and woven fibers. He unites the organic with the inorganic to create a new form that is visually compelling but rendered functionally obsolete by the granite stone.