Laurie Poast's Profile
With a child's eyes in a far-off American farm village named Black Earth, I stared for hours at powerfully enchanting illustrations of a fantastical Europe. The White Cat and her tearfully loyal Prince in the majestic theatre and halls of her castle; The Little Match Girl finding warmth in her Grandmother's heavenly embrace after her frozen death; the abandoned Hänsel and Gretel outwitting their trickster in her Gingerbread prison...my fantasized ideals of Europe became a safe place that would cradle me like a lullaby or a fairytale, a motherland to which I might one day belong.
My aesthetic began there in my first years, where I spent my childhood in the workshop of the famed Norwegian-American Hardingfele Luthier (my Dad) http://bit.ly/nationalheritageaward, http://bit.ly/SmithsonianPoast, and in the immaculate English gardens and orchards on my Grandparent's farm. I was nicknamed…
- Joined November 21, 2010