"Bird Woman" by Deborah Grayson
Deborah has taught quilt-making and doll-making for numerous organizations and community centers throughout the southeastern United States. She regularly participates in both juried and invitational shows.
Artist's Statement: I have long been interested in how individuals create, use and process visual images. A central focus of my work is about the spiritual and metaphysical links between human beings and their surroundings. What causes me to develop a particular image is never on thing but a confluence of activities and events. The images in my quilts and prints have evolved from a life time of looking, listening, touching and daydreaming. Because I am inspired by the natural beauty of the human figure, a great deal of my work features people. I also enjoy the design aesthetics of geometric patterning and shapes. I attempt to portray the the complexities of all of these elements and their influences by layering the historical, political and cultural experiences of everyday life in my work. My hope is that when you look at my work that you learn and feel something about life, love and spirit.
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Online store: Grayson Studios
Blog: Grayson Studios
Studio Art Quilt Associates
Professional Art Quilt Alliance -- South
Women's Caucus for Art/Women's Caucus for Art Georgia
Languages spoken: English and limited Spanish
"There is Hope" by Deborah Grayson
Tags: Studio Art Quilts, Design, hand dyed textiles, printmaking, textile painting, handcrafted, art dolls, dollmaking, surface design, color, abstract, figurative art