Artist: Sandra Vander Schaaf
Title: Iy̓el̓shn: Stay
Attribution: "Iy̓el̓shn: Stay" 2023, Sandra Vander Schaaf
Materials: dune grass roots, thread
Dimensions: 4.5" x 13" x 6"
Image Statement: A trio of dune grass root vessels, each free motion machine stitched and sculpted. Drifting tufts of roots were gathered from the beach (Í7iy̓el̓shn) near a storm-eroded bank. These were stitched and sculpted to honour the role of beachgrass in safekeeping shoreline soils.