About Deborah Abbott

I grew up on a farm in Ohio. At an early age of five I decided I was going to be an artist. My kindergarten art teacher was wonderful and wanted to be just like her. I graduated high school and went to college at Anderson University in Anderson Indiana and obtained by BA in Art in 1989. I have lived and taught art in the midwest for 21 years and 5 years in Colorado. I completed a MA in art in 1996 from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I have been an Adjunct faculty of Art  and Curriculum writer at Indiana Wesleyan University from 1998 till 2015. I majored in printmaking in undergraduate school and ceramics and metalsmithing in graduate school. I came to find my niche in mixed media sculpture and painting after a short stint with glass fusing. It has seemed to fit into my life situation over the years with four children and two-stepchildren. I relocated to Colorado five years ago because of my husband’s job transfer back to his childhood home. We are enjoying being back home with family and my work brings midwest culture, the rocky mountains and my constant obsession with up-cycling together.

Artist’s Statement

My work centers around the function of a clock. 99.5% of materials are up-cylced, appearing in my studio as if they were beckoned there. Growing up on a farm caused me to value the functional, while entertaining the ideas of whimsy & play. Each work conveys a time theme linking our past to the very present.Materials are guaranteed to be rescued before they are thrown away, thus conserving even more resources. Materials are then sanitized & sealed within the art in an archival way. Enjoy the work & know you are making an impact saving our earth, one creative endeavor at a time.