Collectively the collection presents a planetary effect, evoking ancient human cultures and mysterious celestial constructions.
Ambiguous in scale, and sensual in tonality and texture, the stillness of the compositions renders them serenely minimalist.
We are invited to consider another sort of artifact on an intimate and human scale;
something lost, left behind and carefully buried for safekeeping and alternately exposed to reveal its existence.
"...She returned to Artifact after completing Elegy and The Extraordinary Beauty of Birds.
“I see now I was working my way through issues of death and life.
The bones were memorials, the birds were beauty and life.
Ultimately Artifact felt like the universe to me.”
Elementals, influences, connections
Deborah has been called “skilled in the bizarre and the beautiful.” I found her a passionate communicator.
She said simply, “I’m a portrait photographer.
I do portraits of people, bones, flowers, stones and dogs.
It’s a silent communion with animals.”
Janet Davies — Watershed Magazine, Canada
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