Deborah Foutch* Minneapolis
The world constantly delights my eye. I came to work in mixed media because it allows me to approach the complex combinations of color, texture, light and meaning that I find beautiful in the natural world. I came to figures from a love of stories partially told. The bits of the world glimpsed and passed on. When art contains a
human figure there is a story present. When my art is a human figure I
am using the techniques taught to me by my grandmothers and mother: sewing, beading, wrapping, making use of bits of things that might other wise be discarded. I am passing on a story in a way that pleases my hand, my eye, and my curiosity for what the rest of the story might be.
I made my 1st Art Doll 37years ago in a painting class when a self portrait was assigned. I painted cotton fabric used measurements from my body and constructed a life sized figure. Since then I have changed scale and materials many times as I explored the embellished figure from 1” to 10' tall.
For more than 20 years I have shown my figure work at art fairs and in galleries. I have taught the techniques I employ sculpting body parts and wrapping wire armatures to create art dolls for 10 years. I no longer travel to festivals with my dolls but make a limited number exhibited in a annual show at my studio in NE Minneapolis Mn. I also continue to teach dollmaking at that studio.Galleries:
The Grand Hand Gallery
619 Grand Ave
St Paul MN 55102
636 South Park Street
Madison WI 53715
Art Resources Gallery
Edina MN 55435
Art Related Activities
since 2009 Teaching Artist's Way Experiential Minneapolis Studio
since 2000 Teaching Dollmaking classes Minneapolis Studio
since 2001 Member of Art Fair Committee Powderhorn Art Fair, Mpls
since 1992 Freelance artist maintaining a studio in Minneapolis Mn
since 1980 Frame Designer various frame shops in Twin Cities.
Casket Arts Carriage House
1720 Madison St NE
Minneapolis Mn 55413
Class Schedule at Casket Arts Carriage Housez