Grass in Motion
Antwon Ford began learning the art of sweetgrass basketry at the age of four by watching his grandmother in her kitchen in Mt. Pleasant. 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 “Grass in Motion” 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. Most recently exhibited at the Gibbes Museum of Art, Grass in Motion will be featured in Brookgreen’s Wall Lowcountry Center through March 31.