Diverse experiences merge in Hermanís background. A native of West Texas, he was an established farmer and businessman. With the early seventies came a life-style change as he moved to Houston to study Civil Engineering, obtaining Bachelorís and Masterís degrees from Rice University with an emphasis on Structural Engineering. While working in the engineering field, he carved a career in art - creating unique structural basketry forms.

      "As a contemporary basket weaver, I place strong emphasis on both form and color. My work has evolved from that of a simple, single-wall, traditional basket using natural flat and round reeds to that of double-wall, contemporary basketry focusing on sculpture rather than function. My primary concern is constructing sculptural forms that utilize colors in an array of abstract patterns. Each piece must be unique. My baskets never look the same and will not have uniformity of shape, color, pattern or size in a series. Each new basket is an experiment and thus, my work is continually changing."



Appalachian Center for Crafts. Smithville, Tennessee 1999
Lightside Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico 1993, 1994


Sensuous Shapes, Beyond Basketry, Mixed Bag Gallery. Houston, Texas 2000
Rogoway Gallery. La Conner, Washington 1999


Annual Basketry Invitational, Gallery Materia. Scottsdale, Arizona 2003
The Exceptional Vessel, Baskets and Beyond, La Jolla Fiber Arts.
      La Jolla, California 2002
Contemporary Baskets, The American Art Company. Tacoma, Washington 2002
Sofa - Chicago, Snyderman Gallery. 2002
Sofa - Chicago, New York, Katie Gingrass Gallery.1999, 2000, 2001
Fiber Invitational 2000, Katie Gingrass Gallery. Milwaukee,Wisconsin 2000
Contemporary Baskets í97, í98, í99, del Mano Gallery. Los Angeles, California
Focus American Baskets, Banaker Gallery. San Francisco, California 1991, 1995
Fabulous Fibers, Lightside Gallery. Santa Fe, New Mexico 1992, 1993


Craft Houston 2002, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Houston, Texas 2002
ACC San Francisco, San Francisco, California 2002
Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2002
ACC Sarasota, Sarasota, Florida 2002
Washington Craft Show, Washington, DC 2001
Westchester Craft Show, White Plains, New York 2001
Smithsonian Craft Show, Washington, DC 1997
Materials Hard and Soft, Denton, Texas 1997
Woven, Plaited, Twisted, Coiled, National Juried Basketry Competition, Sawtooth Center
      for Visual Art. Winston-Salem, North Carolina 1993 Best of Show Contemporary
Basketry From All Directions, National Juried Basketry Competition, Arrowmont School of
      Arts and Crafts. Gatlinburg, Tennessee 1991


Texas A&M University - Two Years Post Graduate Work, 1986
Rice University - Masterís Degree in Civil Engineering, Emphasis on Structural
      Engineering, 1974
Rice University - Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering, 1973


BASKETS: A Book for Makers and Collectors by Billie Ruth Sudduth, Handbooks Press,
      Madison, Wisconsin 1999: p 43, cover
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Rhodes, Tracey. "Dream Weaver". Sallyport Owlmanac, Rice University Alumni News,
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