Michael Bailot—Untitled #2
Apprenticeships in sculpture and ceramics as well as restoration work on Navajo weavings set the stage for Michael Bailot’s later endeavors as an artist. The artist first achieved recognition as a sculptor working with a variety of media, including marble and wood. Self-taught as a basketmaker, Bailot is drawn to a wide assortment of natural materials, but will also use other media, such as copper wire. About his interests, Bailot has stated: “Basketry is a way of life which brings a person into close contact with nature and her cycles. My inspiration is drawn directly from this experience.”
Multiple baskets by Bailot are in RAM's permanent collection.
This piece is:
Fiber, feathers, and wood
This piece is not available for shipping and must be picked up at the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street. Call the RAM Museum Store at 262.638.8200 for information about curbside pickup.