Family Totem on Hart Lake

In late October 2020, with the assistance of an energetic crew and encouragement and trust of a supportive patron, I was happy to install a multi-image commissioned piece in a beautiful setting overlooking a lake home in Bayfield County. The initial concept for this allegorical sculpture, titled “Family Totem on Hart Lake”, began over four…

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Recent Works

I continue to explore the interconnections between humanity and nature in the inspirational surroundings of my home-based Dragonfly Studio in southern Bayfield County. Employing mixed metals, steel and stainless steel, accented with Lake Superior wave washed glacial stones my sculptural creations are a reflection of my perspectives of the life around me. These images are…

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Timber Trail Wolves

In the fall of 2017, I was honored by Jan and Tom Cogbill by their commission request to design and fabricate an original sculpture for the then building in progress American Birkebeiner Timber Trail rest cabin. The Cogbill’s had generously supported the building of the cabin and wanted to add a unique sculptural touch of…

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The Healing Tree

The Healing Tree sculpture was designed to support the mission, vision, and integrity of the Marshfield Clinic, to serve patients. The Rice Lake Oncology Department’s “Healing Garden” supports those men, women, and children who participate in this healing opportunity. I am honored to also serve in this mission with my design that incorporates the wisdom…

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Princess Lena

A sculpture tribute to one whose spirit soars with the dragonflies Lena as a young girl in her Ojibwe regalia. Creating a sculpture for a special person who has walked on is a great artistic honor. Recently my friend Joe Russo asked if I would design a tribute to his neighbor, student and friend Lena…

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Three Stages of Woman

This past winter it was my pleasure to revisit “Three Stages of Woman”, a sculpture among the earliest of my public creations. A commission by Drs. Howard Sandin and Edward Vernier, the piece coincided with the birth of my son Eric in 1982. The good doctors commissioned the piece for their office at the Memorial…

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Eagle in Flight unveiled at LCO

Commissioned by the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa, my most recent creation, Eagle in Flight, was unveiled to the public during a moving Memorial Day tribute to veterans on May 27, 2013. Eagle in Flight is one component of the work in progress LCO Ojibwe Veterans Memorial being constructed on the corner…

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Wisdom Heralding Peace

On June 22, my most recent public sculpture commission, Wisdom Heralding Peace was unveiled at The College of St. Scholastica in Duluth,MN. The installation is within the three story tall Benedictine Commons atrium of the new Science Center recently completed as part of the campus’s 2012 Centennial Celebration. There was a bit of serendipity in…

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Events & Exhibits

Please note: below is past information regarding some previous shows and events featuring Sara’s art work. Please visit our ART SHOW page for more up-to-date list of events and shows. Thank you!   Throughout the year, the Art of Sara Balbin can be seen at a variety of special events and exhibits across the northern…

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Flowing Waters

A primary theme in my artistic endeavors is the dynamic relationship between humankind and the environment. This natural relationship is quite evident in the Flowing Waters series which I am currently featuring in a two woman show with photographer Seri Demorest at the LaPointe Center Art Guild & Gallery on Madeline Island from June 28…

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Foxfire

Recently I completed and installed Foxfire at a lovely cabin on a beautiful lake for wonderful friends. Foxfire explores a primary artistic theme of human interaction with the natural world around us. The creative perspective of people interacting in our natural wooded setting offers many opportunities for exploring a north wood’s theme. Foxfire The creative…

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