2010 Award Winner: Fiber Arts and Fine Crafts, Second prize
2009 Award Winner: Fiber Arts and Crafts, Third prize
Christine Severson (Richmond, Virginia)
suffered spinal nerve damage while
transferring a quadriplegic patient into
his wheel chair. What followed were
years of pain, medical tests, therapy,
treatments, limited activities and
surgeries. Severson works in jewelry and
basket making, each of which requires
different muscles. She says her art
changed her perspective and rather than
viewing herself as a patient, she sees
herself as an artisan.
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