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.
As a designer and maker, investigating a variety of raw materials and pushing their intrinsic limitations to the point of beauty and/or disaster is continually enthralling. I cherish working with found materials whose history is physically evident. Imagine a copper penny lying on a sewer grate. On that stamped coin there are dents, scratches, a dull patina, and a worn down Abraham Lincoln. Each of these inconsistencies is evidence that it has been passed through the hands of countless people and with each irregularity it furthers the importance of its history. When that penny is picked up and skillfully crafted into jewelry or sculpture the new object is layered with rich stories of struggle and triumph. Through material, labor and craft I strive to make products that reach a broad range of viewers and when acquired enrich the life of their owner.
For any questions including pricing inquiries, commission requests or more information on any of the work please contact Stacey by email.
Stacey Lee Webber > 4500 Worth Street > Philadelphia PA 19124 > 317-363-7808 > firstname.lastname@example.org
Smithsonian's Renwick Gallery, Washington DC >> Fuller Craft Museum, Brockton MA >> Museum of Art & Design, NYC >> National Archives Foundation Store, Washington DC >> Boy Scouts of America, Charlotte >> Brooklyn NY, among others.