Sara Vanderkleed works from her rural Flying Pig Studio in Lafayette, Indiana. Her paintings are included in many private and public collections including Homewood Suites, JSB United, and Ivy Tech College. The sculptor, Auguste Rodin once said, “I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need.” Vanderkleed works in much the same way on canvas and paper. She paints, adding color and texture and then paints over what isn’t needed and repeats the process until the surface says what it wants to say. Vanderkleed also loves sharing her craft by teaching a variety of creative classes.