My (Stender's) work is made from various paper manifestations of material culture.
The media I use include money, art reproductions from art auction catalogues, book pages, photographs and newspaper. Often using techniques – including weaving and sewing – that have been historically relegated to the category of “women’s work” or “outsider art”, I combine the dollar – our culture’s most powerful object – with images of Pop art. I make quilts out of photographs or dollars. I make mosaic installations of pictures of dead soldiers from the newspaper. My materials are objects of both personal and cultural significance.