Technique Deepening: Beyond Technique

These images provide examples of how artists have moved beyond a decorative use of caning to express a more defined interpretation.

Cynthia Toops - untitled
Canes as mosaic elements

Cynthia Toops - untitled
Canes as blades of grass

Melanie West - Ball and Star in Greens

Melanie West - Blue Cells Brooch
For a more abstract interpretation of nature

Bonnie Bishoff - Calamari Cane Shawl Pin
What if the cane pattern gave the illusion of depth?

Melanie West - River Rock Vessel 1

Melanie West - Rock Vessel 2
Variation on Bonnie Bishoff's calamari cane (with permission)

Lindly Haunani - Rainbow Lei Necklace
Cane slices as leaves

Lindly Haunani - Tropical Petal Bracelet
Cane slices as abstracted leaves