I am David Grushko, a basketry artist who lives in Ofra, Israel (near Jerusalem). I was born in Paris and raised in the spirit of French æsthetics. At the age of 18, I began studying electronics, but I soon switched to homeopathy, that I still practice in parallel to my art career. I learned basketry techniques from Hertzel Auster, one of Israel’s foremost basket weavers.
I believe that art is a superior tool for connecting the spiritual and material worlds and for revealing my innermost self. As an artist, I feel that the various facets that comprise my sense of self are displayed and expressed in my works.Read More
In deepest thought I wove ideas we knew
Refreshing hearts and making souls glad, too.
Amid the branches notions will break through
Connecting walls in many dreams, it’s true.
Dimensions: Height: 4 cm./1.6 in. , Length(with handle): 45 cm./17.6 in.
It is a fascinating serving dish, authentic and essential for imparting a natural, living atmosphere to your table. The original earth tones of the date stems that form the basket instill a sense of calm and peacefulness to your home and household.
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The Basket is made from the finest natural materials. The Palm tree branches grow in Israel at the Jordan Valley. I collect them in the autumn, I treat the fronds and keep them dry and warm for 6 months before I start to weave the branches into a functional piece of art.
A wave-tossed ship bears treats inside
And sends its cargo far and wide
About a year ago, I began examining various possibilities for interweaving date stalk clusters.
One particularly popular, simple ...
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