Debra Claffey

Debra Claffey

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  Artist: Debra Claffey
 Live in: NH, United States
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Debra Claffey Artist Bio:

Visual songs--excursions into color, form and texture. I like to combine opacity and translucence, scribbled line against an illusion of depth, thick surfaces with pale washes. The medium of encaustic wonderfully allows for all of this plus carving and scraping back to reveal buried layers. Each piece becomes an exploration of the tensions between flat surface and pictorial depth. My subjects are often plant foliage, often with everyday objects from my life, arranged to accentuate their varied forms and shapes in complex compositions. I think of them as orchestrations of light and dark, shape and rhythm. The biology, fractal design, and stunning beauty of plant systems are what keep me coming back to these complex yet mundane forms again and again.