SANDY STOLLE - Seward, Alaska

Mural - SeaLife Cubbies -  A collaboration with Abby 
                                           Wentworth - 2008

A resident of Alaska since 1976, Sandy spent 12 of those early years in the Inupiaq village of Selawik before moving to Seward. Her work reflects experiences in those communities and their extraordinary natural environments. Woodcarving, a skill developed during her time in Alaska, is her primary medium of work.

Now known for her relief carving, work done mainly with chisel and mallet, she explores themes varying from realistic to abstract.  Using a variety of woods, her carvings accentuate rich textures, using the natural characteristics of the wood. Sandy has several large artworks in a variety of locations within the state, commissioned under the Alaskan Percent for Art Programs, and the Federal Percent for Art Program. Her work is included in collections at the Anchorage Museum of History and Art, the Alaska State Council of the Arts- Art Bank, Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska USA Credit Union, NANA Corporation- Nullagvik Hotel, as well as, several private collections.