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as an enormous portrait of her imagined storybook cat. Though she never published the book, the idea propelled her into a ripping career. Baumgart began purposefully ripping wallpaper for portraits 10 years ago and began selling her pieces in stores and online three years ago. Her work has also appeared in art shows at Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, the Kalamazoo Nature Center, the Richland Art Fair, the Waterfront Invitational Fine Arts Fair in Saugatuck and the Mermaid Megafest in South Haven.

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