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  • Margaret White moves into mixed media sculpture with "Carrying On," a depiction of a girl and her ... pigs.
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Carrying On by Margaret White


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Margaret White stretches into mixed media sculpture with "Carrying On," a whimsical depiction of a girl and her ... pigs.

"Carrying On" is 31 inches high with a 14.5-inch wide base. It sells for $2.600, which includes free shipping.

Margaret White may be best known for her detailed oil-pastel paintings, but she's not one to limit herself to the paintbrush. Her sculptures are sought after for their creativity, fun and, yes, detail. White's imagination and sense of fun show through in this work.

From her earliest memories, Margaret White was aware that she was doing artwork that "looked better" than her classmates, that she was "talented." She attended the Detroit Public Schools in the 1950s and early '60s, when the arts were celebrated and special abilities were enriched and fostered through myriad after-school and weekend classes. She was recommended to attend Cass Technical High School, where she majored in art. "It was an amazing experience," she says.

She earned her BFA and MA from Michigan State University and did extensive coursework at Wayne State University in printmaking. She taught school and spent 30 years teaching high school drawing in Southfield, Mich. "If you REALLY want to learn something, teach it for five hours a day for years," she says.

She also has experience in art history, many media and a bevy of techniques.

She's married to fellow artist Bill White, an oil painter. They have a retirement home on Torch Lake and have been creating in their studios there since 1996. Their work is shown at five Michigan galleries.

She says there aren't any "messages" or "deep hidden meanings" in her work. "I paint what I love and what makes me happy," she says. Her images reflect her love of the human figure, color, texture, pattern and her fascination with the process. 

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