Vogelsang constructs flowers, trees and the human form and works with
high-quality materials, such as silk and cotton fabrics and handmade
paper, to transform the appearance of everyday objects. Even after
living for more than 30 years in the Northeast, she still can't get used
to the Boston climate and its lack of color.
Barbara Vogelsang - "Global Warming Arrives in Boston"
Wood and plastic
Barbara Vogelsang, is currently working as a free-lance artist and decorator in Boston. After receiving a degree in fashion design from the Modeschule Düsseldorf (Germany) in 1965, she worked as a fashion designer in Heidelberg, Berlin, Porto Cervo/Italy and Hamburg. In 1971, she started working as an artist in Germany in the 1970s. She subsequently studied sculpture at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in 1978/79 and 1981/82, and took surface design at Boston University in 1983, followed in 1984 by papermaking with Bernie Toale in Allston/Mass.
In recent years she has worked extensively in soft sculpture, handmade paper and found objects. She has participated in many solo and group shows in the U.S. and Germany.