Description I have taken out the context of color and replaced it with the idea of the segregation of character and quality. The idea that this space is reserved for the perfect is ludicrous. Finding the perfect in anything is only done when a person is able to see imperfections as beautiful. I created a fence with no gate and surrounded it with white daisy. The daisies represent the human race. Inside the fence is a space reserved for the perfect but it remains empty. All the flowers are flawed and not permitted into the reserved space. It is my hope that with humor that people can see the practice of segregation and judgment as harmful to the harmony of the human race.
Deborah Landry, Indiana Member Since December 2006 Artist Statement Mission in Life: Fashion and live in an environment that is creative, supportive, and inspirational for artists working in all mediums. Design art exhibits that are thoughtful as well as experimental, with emphasis on learning new techniques and personal growth.
As an artist, I believe we have the opportunity to be global communicators. Public art opens the door for the communication to begin. Public art has unlimited potential to facilitate collaboration and integration of multiple disciplines. It can bring people together in meaningful and productive ways while it can enhance and unite environments.
I am inspired by the challenges that public art can offer to the designer and artist. The challenges of space, permanency, and reflection of community will always drive the design of the public art projects in unique directions. Public art is a passion of mine. I enjoy being the facilitator helping a community communicate through art. I find the uniqueness of each opportunity in public art and it’s innate challenges exciting. Finding answers and solutions is what make life fun and is an inherent pleasure of public art.
My art is influenced by nature, although flora and fauna is reflected in much on my art I am heavily inspired by other aspects of nature like wind, skyscapes, reflections and shadows. I enjoy creating art that awakens the senses. I like my designs to lure the viewer to examine the work closer. I get enjoyment knowing the viewer is compelled to touch my sculpture. Texture is integral in all my forms. Texture is a language and has the capability to enthrall and mesmerize the viewer. It is my hope that my art will cause reflection and enjoyment in things not normally given much notice in our busy lives.