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Americana-themed hand-crafted sculptures\, furniture\, and w all hangings. Otto uses found materials to create her work.

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A Quaker childhood in small town America\, the flea markets of Los Angeles\, a 6th grade valentine—these are a few of the poignant inspira tions in the artwork of Ramona Otto. A native of Grinnell\, Iowa\, resident of Los Angeles since 1987\, Ramona Otto’s artistic career began on a dare from her husband\, challenging her to create something out of a flea market find. What has resulted is a whimsical journey of artistic output that ref lects Otto’s love of American history\, vintage furniture\, and handmade ar ts.  \;

Created from hundreds of found objects and recycled mate rials\, Otto’s art is rooted in traditional Americana themes such as flags\ , hearts\, and hands. On the back of each piece one finds a “Treasure List” that narrates the history of each element. Artwork on display include a bo okshelf constructed from vintage schoolhouse rulers\, a dresser collaged fr om recycled tin cans\, a table created of Scrabble pieces\, as well as a sa mpling of over 20 years of handmade valentine’s to her husband. Despite hav ing no formal art school training\, Ramona’s artworks are imaginative and w itty expressions that capture the delight of secret surprises and rediscove red treasures.

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