laurie POAST's Profile
Laurie Poast, Norwegian-American, b. 1974
With a child's eyes in a far-off American farm village called Black Earth, Laurie Poast stared at story books in reverie of the land from which her ancestors came. Powerfully enchanting illustrations of the old world and her Mother’s stories of cobblestones, gardens, and little white horses created a deep and tender longing for her homeland.
Her aesthetic began there in her first years, where she spent her childhood in the workshop of the acclaimed Norwegian-American hardingfele luthier Ron Poast (http://bit.ly/nationalheritageaward), and in the immaculate English gardens and orchards on her grandparent's farm. Poast’s formal fine arts education in Madison, Wisconsin gave her mastery of the methods, materials, and history of art, while her business experience with numerous American companies and arts…
- Joined November 22, 2010