Antwon Ford began learning the art of sweetgrass basketry at the age of four by watching his grandmother in her kitchen in Mt. Pleasant, SC. At seven years old, he sold his first basket to a family member for $5, and was hooked.
While experimenting with the grasses, Ford used mathematics and science to create sculptures with traditional materials. In 2009, he began his "GrassinMotion" project, striving to produce sweetgrass objects that exemplified the space-time continuum of the fourth dimension. The patterns and configurations of Ford's work are greatly influenced by Gestalt psychology, spatial dimensions, and shadow resulting from direct light.
Public Studio Hours:
Friday, 12PM - 5PM
Saturday, 12PM - 5PM
The Gibbes Visiting Artist Series complements our exhibition program and promotes creativity, new art forms, and offers perspective on larger community issues. The program features contemporary artists whose work contributes to a new understanding of art in the South.
Support for our Visiting Artist Series is generously provided by Art Bridges, Art Mag, SC Arts Commission, and the Henry and Sylvia Yaschik Foundation.
A native of Charleston, SC, Andrea Hazel has been immersed in watercolors since 2001, preserving the beauty and color of the Lowcountry in her paintings.READ MORE
Inspired by mourning jewelry of the 18th & 19th centuries, Gina lacovelli designs keepsakes that incorporate the nearly-lost art of tablebraiding hair into jewelry.READ MORE