And here we have the handbaskets, the first in what may or may not be a series. These are false artifacts from the NanoAmericans - the eco migrants who roam the earth after soaring temperatures, rising seawater, and a dwindling water supply led to failed crops, economic collapse, and the realization that if mankind is going to continue at all it will have to be on a much smaller scale (thus the "nano"). NanoAmericans are adept at using foraged materials and refuse from the previous use-it-and-throw-it-away culture. Neither plastic bags nor soda cans are manufactured any more and these materials are considered semi-precious.
|Basket used as an offering at the birth of a child, crafted from three plastic bags and coveted soda can tabs.|
|Aerial view of NanoAmerican birth basket|
|NanoAmerican water-sighting basket, used for divination ceremonies during searches for potable water|
|Underside of water-sighting basket showing coiled technique combined with blanket stitch|