From the Artist Statement:
Through traditional metalsmithing techniques I manipulate found metal materials into iconic sculpture and adornment which evoke American iconography and national pride. These art objects are celebrations of the American working-class and the blue-collar work ethic which binds the heart of the United States. I strive to make artwork that highlights and honors the American middle-class struggle.
Stacey Lee Webber
Installation view from Portraits of a Post-Industrial American, Allen W. Clowes Gallery, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, IN, June 7, 2013 – August 4, 2013. Photo: Lisa K. Fett 2013.