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"How Long?," by Sande Wascher-James

9.5” x 5.5” x 0.75”

I seem to always manage to do labor-intensive work, and therefore have chosen to work to create what I feel will be something beautiful and that will bring pleasure. That does not preclude having a powerful message, as I deal with issues of importance to most women. Most of my work is done with what might be considered “women’s work”-embroidery, quilting, beading, etc. I do this intentionally to show that there is both merit and power to these techniques, and because I enjoy working this way. Since there is usually a historical context to my work, I include stamps of well-known American women in it to add another layer of meaning. The book formats that I use allow me to do pieces that are sculptural with strong visual images, as well as written components that are explored when the pieces are read.

Sande Wascher-James, Langley, Washington

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