Margaret Whiting is an Iowa artist who creates paper sculptures, collages, and installations from discarded law books, encyclopedias, dictionaries, science books, maps, and card catalogs. She uses her artwork to explore contemporary issues related to land use and encourages thoughtful consideration of the laws that regulate American society’s impact on the land.
A native of Minnesota, Whiting lives and works in Waterloo, Iowa. She graduated in Medical Technology from the University of Minnesota and received a BA from the University of Northern Iowa. She worked as a medical technologist in hospital laboratories and has taught workshops in papermaking and bookmaking. Whiting has participated in numerous regional, national, and international exhibitions.