Vivian Keenan

Vivian KeenanHinaki

Woven copper – $4,500.00

Art park. Vivian Keenan – Hinaki.

As an artist who started out as a basket maker I still enjoy the process of weaving, the rhythm of weaving and the discipline of the techniques and construction.

Hinaki is made using the stake and strand method of weaving and takes its form from traditional hinaki I have observed in museums or in my travels. Hinaki, or fish traps, are an integral part of the work I now produce.


Most cultures throughout history have used hinaki and these are often pieces of beauty and craftsmanship as well as a practical tool.

Art park. Vivian Keenan – Hinaki.

I started weaving with recycled copper back in 2005, integrating wire into my sculptural pieces which were generally made from natural fibres. With successive trips to the scrap yards and the discovery of new and interesting pieces of copper my work has evolved into sculptures using wire and sheet copper.