Barry Dalberto of Stanley, Wis. was a late bloomer when it comes to art. At age 40, he was working at a job pouring molten metal into ingots in a small town north of Milwaukee.
Loving the beauty and sufficiency in nature, he pulled some wild grape vines from rugged trees on the field’s edge and tried to weave a basket. Barry Dalberto gathers his raw materials from forests, along rivers and marshes. He also use strips of bark from willow, basswood and birch to weave into some of the baskets.
“Perhaps my signature baskets are those which have curly birch bark woven around the outside,” he said.
Barry Dalberto is also a published author of Brave and Distant Dreamer.