About the Artist

Bob d’Ambrosio started knot tying as a Boy Scout and developed expertise while serving with the Coast Guard. As a botanist, he became devoted to nature while running his tree surgery practice. Then, after almost losing his life in a scuba diving accident in St Croix, he decided to do something creative. Which became artistic coconut palm-frond weaving.

 

In time, Bob no longer climbed coconut palms for their young fronds which are needed for weaving. In 1988, a small pine needle basket caught his eye in the Palm Springs, Cal. museum. As a gifted artist, Bob weaves intricate baskets that are one-of-a-kind creations — never copied or mass produced.

 

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