|Voted 2011-2012 People's Choice Award
Sarah Deppe - Maquoketa, Iowa
This sculpture is a response to claims that capitalism is not causing climate change. This may or may not be the case, but to me, a main concern is deforestation and human’s contribution. My aim is to give the Earth a voice. The bark used to create this sculpture was collected from the ground without harming any living trees. This sculpture uses resources productively without endangering the environment on which we depend.
Artist's BioSarah Deppe was born in Dubuque, Iowa, in 1988 and raised in the much smaller town of Maquoketa, Iowa. Sarah has always had a strong passion for the arts. She has been drawing and painting nearly since birth and eventually became very interested in sculpture. She is currently getting her BFA in sculpture from the University of Northern Iowa. While at UNI, Sarah earned a One-Year Department of Art Scholarship from 2007-2008 and earned a place on the Dean’s List in the College of Humanities and Fine Arts from 2006 - 2010. Since 2007, she has exhibited the Annual Department of Art Juried Student Exhibition at the UNI Gallery.