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(“Souda” translates to “black femi- nine” in Arabic) cotton paper, acrylic paint, mediums, wire, beads, waxed linen, sand
19'' x 12'' x 12''
Abrams has been a basketmaker since 1975, when she first apprenticed to an eighty-one- year-old traditional white ash basketmaker. Since 1990, she has been exploring plaiting techniques, the use of heavy cotton paper as a material, and the possibilities of contem- porary basketry. She exhibits her work at shows, galleries, and museums, and has been highlighted in numerous fiber arts and fine craft books. Her work is represented in many collections, most notably the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museums Scotland. She has received grants from both the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Community Foundation. She teaches throughout the United States and in Guate- mala, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, and Ghana. Jackie lives in southern Vermont.

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