So who or what is “Reclaimed Sentiment,” the name Phoenix Ostermann uses professionally? According to Ostermann, “When you hang something on the wall, you put it there because it reflects you, whatever your aesthetic. When you hang some massed produced thing behind your couch, somehow that reflects you. It tells people who come into your home about you. But, it might eventually be discarded and I give that a new feeling and tell a new story with it.” That is Reclaimed Sentiment, something that is at the very core of who Phoenix Ostermann is and what Phoenix Ostermann does … with just about everything.

Read our Artist Profile on Phoenix Ostermann in the December 2011 edition of 15 Bytes.