Linda Ganstrom, realistic figurative sculpture with a touch of magic
Celebrating the accomplishment, beauty and potential of women, Linda Ganstrom’s art blends the refined realism of her porcelain sculpture with elements of ornamentation and storytelling. Steel skirts covered in tulle elevate the porcelain half-figures to a larger than life height. Elements such as these antique silver filigree butterflies add historical interest and symbolic meaning. Inspired by research into the lives of influential women, the sculptures hope to elevate women and inspire future achievement.
Deeply rooted in Kansas, Linda Ganstrom is a Professor of Art and Design at Fort Hays State University, where she earned three degrees. She embraces many aspects of being a Creative and is passionate about her studio work primarily focused on realistic figurative sculpture with a touch of magic. She shares a studio at home with her husband, the artist Sheldon Ganstrom and loves writing, curating, traveling, teaching and making.
The Reuben Saunders Gallery in Wichita, the Leopold Gallery in Kansas City and the Strecker Nelson West Gallery in Manhattan, KS. represent my work. Commissions are always appreciated. Collectors seeking a studio visit are most welcome to make an appointment.