By Sydney Yalshevec

Local artist Amber Wilke makes keepsakes out of nature


Sydney Yalshevec

A wood carving created by Wilke's father, Don Story.

When thinking of art people generally picture paintings. However, there are various mediums in which art can be expressed. Amber Wilke is a local artist who expresses her art through making baskets.

Wilke works at Clean Harbors during the day. Her husband works their farm. Despite the busy nature of her life, she manages to make time for her art. Wilke weaves baskets out of pine needles. Her specialized interest and talent in the art form of making pine needle baskets is the result of her father's art.

Don Story, Wilke's father, is a wood carver. He started carving in 1995 and has since o...

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