about the artist
To create her metal mosaics, Deb paints, torches, enamels, and distresses copper and steel squares and then arranges them into eye-catching arrays of kaleidoscopic color, pattern, texture and shine. With so many potential variations for each tile, and so many ways to arrange them, the possibilities are endless.
This line of artwork was inspired by a gorgeous piece of metalwork that Deb’s in-laws, Tema and Ken, bought on a trip to Estonia. During each visit to their home, Deb found herself so enamored with the piece, studying it and marveling at it endlessly, that she dedicated a full year to figuring out how to create her own. After countless trips to hardware stores and metal shops, she showed her metalwork at art fairs, got commissions for custom work and then joined a lovely art gallery in Southern California.
To make each piece unique and engaging - the kind of artwork you keep returning to look at, noticing something different each time - she constantly experiments with different metals, enamels, paints, tools, heating techniques and connective hardware.
A graduate of Brown University, Deb is a former graphic designer and website developer. She and her family moved from New York City to Santa Monica six years ago.