Sara Pearce is a paper hoarder (fallout from a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science?) focused on the early 20th and 19th centuries, with occasional detours into earlier times. Through her company, Paper With A Past, she creates collages, greeting cards and other paper products. These incorporate original antique and vintage papers from an ever-expanding collection, as well as imagery exclusive to her collection. She also recycles modern and contemporary papers, and found objects in mixed-media works of art.
Her work has been exhibited at The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Carnegie Arts Center, Mount St. Joseph University, University of Cincinnati, Manifest Gallery, and other galleries, and will be featured in a solo exhibition at the Loveland (Colorado) Museum of Art in the summer of 2016. Her cards are available at a number of Cincinnati-area retail outlets, as well as online via her web site. She accepts commissions, and has begun teaching collage classes at her studio.