About this piece:
Falling was inspired by many outdoor experiences during the autumn – walking, hiking, shuffling through piles of fallen leaves (which brought back childhood memories), raking, and just watching leaves drift down, as well as collecting and pressing many leaf shapes and colors. Additionally, changes in temperature and amount of sunlight which cause leaves to change color and fall seem metaphorically related to changes in human lives, whether due to changes in personal circumstances, aging, cultural and political climate.
paper, ink, thread, basswood, milk paint, fabric
About the artist:
Lives and works in Denver, Colorado, United States.
Deborah Horner is a mixed media artist living in Denver and holds B.S. in Zoology from University of Michigan, B.A. in Studio Art from College of Creative Studies at University of California, Santa Barbara, and MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art. She has worked as Gallery Director at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver and as Coordinator of Sculpture in the Art Department of Metropolitan State University.