A basket maker since 1987, Cynthia Minden’s more recent shift to androgynous human forms puts her skills to good use.
Working with materials she gathers herself, Minden creates hollow tubular figures referencing the familiar shape of our bodies but also, as she explains, “reminiscent both of natural and human-made architecture, clusters of underwater sea flora, the columnar forms of forests and towers, the remnants of a clear-cut landscape.”
“I try to blur the boundaries between human form and other life forms. Sometimes, pod becomes vessel becomes chrysalis becomes human or something else, as yet unidentified…. nature in transition.” Cynthia Minden