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Pinker’s Place Antique Shop on Lancaster BLVD – Baskets by Holly Modine


Holly Modine, born in Bennington, Vermont, has been basket weaving for over 20 years. Eleven years ago she became totally (but temporarily) paralyzed with Guillain Barre Syndrome and was unable to weave for 10 years. Dabbling in other forms of art, her heart ached to weave again. In 2005 she began Basketry again,this time with a boldness of color, texture and size she had never done before.

Incorporating antlers, bones, found metal objects (the rustier the better) and natural items, Holly moves basketry from function to form. “I like the idea of giving new life to discarded and forgotten items.”

Holly is influenced by the colors, textures and native materials found in New Mexico. “Cholla cactus is one of my favorite plants. VVhen dried, it reveals a rockhard, hole ridden shell with grayish undertones–an inspirational feast.”

Her bold color and use of unusual objects tenderly woven into each piece, has influenced her in creating contemporary sculptural art forms. She uses reed (from the rattan plant) as her primary Weavers, all have been hand dyed in her studio.

Her paintings, done in Rust and Patina paint are a celebration of nature as well. A 3 to 4 part process, brings out unusual colors and textures of New Mexico in a totally new medium. This technique also works on portraits and landscapes,giving them depth and intensity.

Holly and family currently live in Magdalena, NM and have been renovating an old school for 13 years. She is site #51 on the NM Fiber Arts Trails.

Holly Modine Studio, 460 Spruce St., Magdalena, NM87825


www.modinehollyj .com or

Holly’s Work is also available locally here at Pinker’s Place in Lancaster,CA

Pinker‘s Place is Antiques and Chotchkies – Collectibles -Jewelry –
Refurbished Furniture Unique One-Of-A-Kind Gifts
765 W. Lancaster BLVD., Lancaster  661 945 6511

June 9, 2011 Posted by | AV antiques, BLVD, Pinker's Place | , , , , | Leave a comment