Artist Sandra Webberking lives and works in Springfield, Pennsylvania. She is an avid gardener, and got her start in sculpture by creating whimsical pieces for her own garden. She values the process of finding objects, listening to their stories and reincarnating them into something new and different. She is inspired by nature, especially "the wonderful rhythm and lines of trees and branches - they are purposeful with the space they take up."
Sandra graduated in 1997 from Moore College of Art and Design with a BFA in sculpture. It was there that she discovered metal, and it has remained her primary fascination ever since.
"I found a kinship with the process of bending, heating, hammering and welding," she says. "I love the loud dirtiness of my work and also that I am breaking through perceived gender norms and working in an environment, mastering skills and using tools that are traditionally associated with men."
Sandra is a strong believer in preserving our natural resources and recycles materials whenever possible. "We live in such a disposable age and I am trying to show that reusing is not only environmentally friendly, but also fun."