Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Debra Baxter

Sculptor Debra Baxter visited my Form Study class a few weeks ago to discuss some of her new work. Much of her work addresses self discovery through the exploration of bodily elements such as skin, organs, vocal chords and breath. Baxter almost exclusively uses alabastar for its translucence and rendered similarity to human skin.

Other sculptures explore the tension between weightlessness and mass, which is perfectly exemplified in the piece Untitled (Speed Bag) seen below.

Untitled (speed bag)

© Debra Baxter