Stacey Lee Webber - Philadelphia PA
America is built on laborers- men and women who work on farms, printing presses, semis, and construction sites. I am honored to follow in my own ancestors' footsteps by utilizing handwork to make laborious art objects. As an artist in the twenty first century I am able to make artwork that exists as declarations of the importance of the handmade while challenging these same systems. Through technique and design my work manipulates materials and employs forms that evoke pride in the American working class. My pieces are celebrations of American families and the blue-collar work ethic that binds the heart of the United States.