The Artist - Deborah Stevens
I am a ceramic and bronze sculptor, blessed with living in Somerset. The human form and the links to shapes that you find everywhere in nature has always fascinated me, which I see every day when I walk the nearby forests with my beautiful dog, Nala. I love the tactile experience of transforming the ‘earth below me’ into something tangible and beautiful so it can be appreciated in a new way. My journey into the art world began 25 years ago after falling in love with Hepworth's work in St Ives. Alongside my art, I have also been working in the healing field for thirty or so years, offering aromatherapy massage, Reiki healing, meditations and Chakra balancing. An idea started to seed during the Autumn Winter of 2020/21, that would merge my therapies into some new sculptures, somehow, sort of making the unseen seen if you like, bringing the formless into form. I went on to make seven unique figuratively based sculptures, initially from clay, to represent each main Chakra energy system in our body and then cast them into bronze, with seven different coloured patinas. Bronze is magnificent and timeless and I am excited to create more in this medium from now on.
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