15 Bytes | 2011 | Artist Profiles | Visual Arts

Phoenix Ostermann

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.

Ehren Clark studied art history at both the University of Utah and the University of Reading in the UK. He is now a professional writer living in Salt Lake City.

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  1. I was able to catch her show last month and thought it was really terrific. There wasn’t a single piece that I didn’t really like, and the narrative aspect of what she creates makes me feel like I’m having a conversation with the artist, which is one of my favorite things about going to galleries. Her work makes it a personal experience.

  2. The artist currently known as Reclaimed Sentiment is a master of the art of collage who knows her craft well and practices it with pronounced integrity, creativity and intelligence. Phoenix Ostermann is a delightful individual who balances a life of passionate energy and enthusiasm and is loved by many. I was blessed to get to know both Reclaimed Sentiment and Phoenix Ostermann whose sincerity and love of art in all aspects of life as well as a zest for living made writing this article easy and a pleasure. Thanks you.

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