Felicia R. Trujillo
About the Artist
I am from Espanola. I got into willow work by learning to make chairs. My teacher, Michael Emmons from Big Sur. CA taught in early 2000 at a school in Rockland, ME. A couple years later I apprenticed with Lorenzo Armijo from Pena Blanca, a small community near Cochiti, south of Santa Fe. He taught me the more Spanish style of basketry known as Madeira. Later on I met Bob Allalunis of Taos. He showed me another style of basketry called Moises. I have also studied the styles of various pueblo basket makers from San Juan, Santa Clara and Hopi who really emphasize more beauty and perfection. My work leans more on the practical rustic style. It all started after tiring of tossing broken plastic laundry baskets away.
Golondrinas Spring Fiber Arts
City of Santa Fe Community Gallery
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506