Sherry Salari Sander, b. United States
Raised in a small Northern California town, sculptor Sherry Salari Sander resides in the Montana countryside surrounded by a 300-acre wildlife preserve, the setting for her home and studio. Sherry was initially a potter with a loose, free form style that today, is an integral part of her sculpting. Her impressionistic approach, while anatomically precise, is more a suggestion of form and design focusing on the spirit and essence of the animal through movement and expression. She draws inspiration from animals seeking protection there as well as from extensive travel and field research ranging from the Alaskan bush to the African plains. Sander strives to foster an appreciation for declining wildlife populations and the desire to preserve their habitat.