Del Webber is a super talented artist who resides near Seattle. The son of a weaver, Del learned various weaving techniques from his mother and has continued to evolve as an artist over the past 30 years. Del Webber has been exposed to and influenced by numerous ethnic forms of weaving since an early age. He was born in 1951 and spent his childhood in Northern Africa, Spain, and throughout the United States.
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The artist views his treatment of the stones as an expression of reverence for nature. He takes into consideration the individual qualities of each stone, its contours, color, and size, and melds them with his own design of wrapped and woven fibers.
Del derives his knotting techniques from traditional Japanese and Native American basketry, wicker furniture, loom weaving, fly-tying, and nautical knotting. Each stone is selected and wrapped with a unique design made of various materials including bamboo, cane, rattan, and reed.