Marion Hildebrandt was born on December 27th. She was an innovative contemporary basket artist. Influenced by Native Americans she used surrounding plants in her baskets. However, her pieces were unique and groundbreaking in their exaggerated form and design. She was focused on the sculptural form of basketry as opposed to function of the object.

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"Ever so subtly, plants cycle from winter to summer. Each day, week, month brings changes that effect the materials that I collect and use for my baskets."

Marion Hildebrandt