Alisha McCurdy is an artist currently living and working in New Jersey. She grew up in the rolling hills and coal fields of western Pennsylvania. It was not until moving away from home that she began to understand the Northern Appalachian region’s influence in her life. Primarily embodying sculptural and installation forms, Alisha’s artwork borrows craft-based techniques that are familiar to Appalachia. In this multifarious approach, her work seeks to share common respect for labor and making that are indicative of the humble community she is from.