Sharon Baranofsky

I have always been interested in the human form and began with figure drawing, then in the early 1970’s I studied wood sculpture at Foothill College in the evenings while working at Stanford Research Institute. Eventually I bought a cabin near Mendocino and began sculpting in clay and in wood as well as experimenting with making molds and casting. In the early 1980’s I studied photography at San Francisco’s City College, then traveled extensively throughout Europe, Tunisia, and rural America while teaching and working in community economic development. Photos taken over some 30 years of travel and engagement in local communities inform my sculpture today. Since retiring to Mendocino in 2008, I have been working in clay. My work has been shown at the Gualala Art Center, Odd Fellows Hall, and the Mendocino Art Center.

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