I came across Karen Stahlecker's sublime sculpture titled 'The Last Stand' several days ago while looking for paper artists on the net. 'The Last Stand' (1992) filled a room with delicately fronded trees made entirely out of handmade paper.
From Karen's blog profile, she writes;
"I've been working in art most of my life with a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis, MO and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (sculpture). I've exhibited my work nationally and internationally but have, through a quirk of fate, ended up back in my original home town of Woodstock where I've become an accidental campground manager on the family farm. Luckily, it's seasonal which leaves me more free in winters to concentrate on my artwork. I have "practiced" photography since my first Kodak "Brownie" camera gotten at about age 8 and love to point my current digital model at gardens, nature and my current artwork."