Born in Worcester, Ma in 1954, Barbara studied Art and Art Education at the University of New Hampshire, followed by Graduate work in Art History at Harvard University. Haystack has been a major factor in her development as an artist, shaping her ideas with experiment and new materials. Travel has been an important educator as well-- most recently to Svalbard, for the Arctic Circle Residency aboard a tall ship, sailing 800 miles north of the Arctic Circle.
Cut off by most maps we use Svalbard and the Arctic are remote, stunningly beautiful and fragile. View more of Barbara Putnam's work>>