Leon Niehues is a studio basketmaker living and working in Huntsville, Arkansas. His baskets are made from the young white oak trees that grow in his immediate area of the Ozarks. While using traditional splint techniques, he has added innovative ideas, new construction methods, and simple design elements that dramatically change his oak baskets into exciting contemporary pieces.
Maggie Henton -Untitled 1991. Wood, metal, and plastic. The colors in this basket gradually change from orange to turquoise and are made brighter in contrast to the black cane with which they are woven. In order to achieve this intensity of color, many layers of dye and paint have been applied to the cane weave