Deborah Brisker Burk
My artist’s journey started in childhood: drawing, sketching, and pottery, later, painting and sculpting. I was very lucky to have been exposed to the great works of art at the Museums in Washington while growing up and attending a school where the arts were encouraged…My family was all into the arts, and, so began my lifetime of creating.
My process begins with a concept or reaction to a feeling, culled from experiences, or a response to a visual image in my mind. Throughout the process, I check to see if the work is reflecting my intention. Various bodies of work influence and inform each other; often cross-pollinating. My series on paper is mixed media work that captures the human figure, and/or abstract forms in movement, color, and line.
Abstract Considerations, the most recent series, is pure abstraction on canvas and paper. Both surfaces have evolved from the works in a former series. In Abstract Considerations, the entire composition becomes a “search and conquer” process for the final image. The forms are “sculpted” from the canvas or paper to arrive at the finish line…the final piece.