SHARON MEYER POSTANCE

Sharon lives on a farm in northern Minnesota and finds her inspiration in the gardens, fields and woods surrounding her home. Her 1969 BA in art history is from the University of Minnesota-Minneapolis. She attended a fiber workshop at the Split Rock Arts Program and ceramics workshops at Sun Valley Art Center in Sun Valley, Idaho and Duluth Art Institute. The fiber workshop introduced her to the medium in which she now works. "I make sculptural vessels (nontraditional baskets) out of paper, often incorporating wire, jute or sisal twine, beads, birchbark or other materials. In these paper mache forms, I combine my interest in three-dimensional form with my love of textural materials to examine and celebrate the natural world." -Sharon Meyer Postance