I have always been attracted to art and design in some capacity. About thirteen years ago, I was presented with the opportunity to turn my love and appreciation of art into being an artist. Metal is one of the most forgiving mediums because it can be morphed into whatever you can dream of; whether it's cut, heated, bent, welded, or painted, the artist makes the imagination come to life. I can no longer see myself doing anything but turning metal into art pieces that are functional, appealing, and often interactive. Be it a light fixture, desk, headboard, birdbath, or bell, integrating artistic design and function is what I enjoy doing the most. And I now have the opportunity to teach others the Creative Art Center in Dallas, in beginning to advanced welding.
Painter, Lapidarian/Gem Sculptor | Providence Village, Texas
Wood Sculptor | 972.788.0078 | Addison, Texas
The works represented here are narrative wood sculptures. Each piece is expressive of a stage of life or life experience. I often use metaphor in representing subjects, because it allows for multiple interpretations. My hope is that the viewer can discern the meaning that I ascribe to the piece, but can also find other meanings that relate to his or her own life. I prefer to use wood because the history of the living tree is expressed through the pattern of the wood grain, giving each sculpture a texture that is unpredictable and distinct. I enjoy juxtapositions of geometric shapes against organic forms, wood against paint, and wood against steel.
Thus, each piece begins as a memory of a personal experience. I attempt to give that experience a narrative form. The form takes on its own life during the carving process, as relationships develop between materials and sculptural elements, and again in the mind of the viewer.
My sculpture reflects an intense relationship between me and the material I am working with. This relationship is based on my reactions and responses to that material. I choose to transform and energize each piece through cutting, welding, forming and cutting again. There are no templates to follow, no design specifications, or boundaries to stay within. Everything is free-flowing, unique and bold. Welding, brazing and mechanical fastening are some of the processes I use in fabrication. The final work's surface finish is somewhere between the vast extremes of rough, ground, jagged edges, and highly polished mirrored finishes—often several extremes are reflected within the individual piece. I am 100% invested both personally and professionally in all aspects of my work.
Deb Kreimborg launched her career in Photography after spending many years teaching High School and College. After 25 years, she has recently found a new voice through the use of Photogravure to convey images brought to mind by her research of Love Letters. Each of her works represents/illustrates a real love story, with all the many aspects of love, tragedy, desire, and longing therein. Deb has had her works juried into exhibits throughout the country, and continues to develop portfolios and books of her works.
Visit her website at debkreimborgimages.net for a more extensive look at her works.