Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Our 'Three Graces' are off to play...

'The Three Graces' a collaborative sculpture by Michelle Larsen Bonner, Deborah Durban and Val Wenz, will be on show at the new exhibition:

GO OUT AND PLAY

at the Sears Gallery, Dixie State University

155 South University Avenue, St. George

September 9 through November 11 2016.

Reception September 16, 7 till 8.30pm

(Hoping to see you there!)

The Three Graces
By (L to R) Val Wenz, Deborah Durban and Michell Larsen Bonner
Mixed media and found objects placed on vintage tricycle, kindly loaned by Sharron Larsen. 2015.

Detail

 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Saturday, August 13, 2016

The Menagerie Keeper's Assistant

The Menagerie Keeper's Assistant

Mixed media collage on metal

9.5 x 16" . 2016.

I had a lot fun with this piece.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Stargazer

Stargazer

Mixed media collage

20x16" 2016

Just finished, more to follow, thank you for following my blog!

I am really enjoying the way I have work with this medium. It very much suits me at this time, with only enough energy for an hour or two a day in the studio. But hey, I feel lucky that I get that.

 

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

The Madonna and the Celestial Being

Collage portraits just finished...
 

'The Madonna of the Curly Wurly'

Mixed media collage. 20x16". 2016.

 

'Caelestia Viridi'

Mixed media collage. 24x12". 2016.

 

 

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Random Offerings - New Show

 

DEBORAH DURBAN

presents

RANDOM OFFERINGS

MIXED MEDIA COLLAGES

MAY 4 through JUNE 2016

at

DEEP CREEK COFFEE COMPANY

932 Zion Park Blvd, Springdale, UT

OPENING RECEPTION

Wednesday May 4th 6-9pm

accompanied by

3HATTRIO

playing 7-9pm

435-767-0272. Www.deepcreekcoffee.com

debdurban.blogspot.com: Reflections on Light Rays

Www.debdurban.com

 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Three canvases - new portraits

As you know I am loving working in this collage form. I had three canvases that had been half painted, but never satisfactorily done, hanging around my studio. After finishing the first couple of portraits, I really wanted to try with more family. Especially the three middle girls (the books ends in terms of age, Eloise, eldest (and beautiful young adult) and Nate, (the youngest and still a toddler) have yet to be done). But I wanted to show you these:

Manifesting greatness and full potential of these future women, I used old topo maps, sheet music, old math log tables and an old English book in the hair and clothing.

Details of the lower edges and sides.

I am really enjoying this creative journey, many more to come!

 

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Open Studios

First day down, three more to go... Come visit at Michelle Larsen Bonner's studio in Springdale.

 

 

 

Friday, January 15, 2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

New techniques and new work

Working on new ways of working with collage, learnt last Fall at SUU, with a weekend course taught by Jonathan Talbot. Using the techniques to push my imagination over the border twixt realism and a more loose and intuitive way of working. Looking to work up larger than life portraits, starting with a very small business card sized Polaroid, for basic shape and expression. I then enlarge that up and having great fun with color and hand made papers and reusing old ephemera, my drawings and sketches for texture...

The first portrait... Not perfect but learnt a lot in the making of.

Below 4 small square random collages, with narratives of their own to tell.

More in the making, come by at the weekend and see what's going on.

Winter Sun Rays
Morning Breathe
Above the tree line

Buena Vista Brownsville

Arts to Zion Open Studios 2016

This coming weekend 14th through 16th January 2016, I shall be demonstrating and working on new works at Michelle Larsen Bonner's Springdale Studio,
#18 Artist Studio on map.
207 Quail Ridge Road, Springdale.
Cell: 435-668-8571
Pre-buy you ticket for a 2 for 1 offer on the web-site www.artstozion.com,
Have fun and we hope you come visit!