Deborah Brisker Burk

ARTIST STATEMENT

 

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.

Imagescape 47 Demure

Imagescape 47 Demure

13X14 Mixed Media on Paper

Jovial-Passages 48

Jovial-Passages 48

20X13 Mixed Media on Paper

Sky Dream

Sky Dream

12X9 Mixed Media on Paper

Sky Fresh

Sky Fresh

12X9 Mixed Media on Paper

Realization

Realization

20X15 Mixed Media on Paper

Assemblage III Femalescape

Assemblage III Femalescape

13X18 Mixed Media on Paper

Sky Shine

Sky Shine

17X11 Mixed Media on Paper

Involved Imagescape 44

Involved Imagescape 44

12X18 Mixed Media on Paper

Reflecting Femalescape

Reflecting Femalescape

13X17 Mixed Media on Paper

Just Chilling

Just Chilling

20X15 Mixed Media on Paper

Contemplation Femalescape

Contemplation Femalescape

13X17 Mixed Media on Paper

Confidence Femalescape

Confidence Femalescape

13X17 Mixed Media on Paper

Luminous

Luminous

23X18 Mixed Media on Paper

Skylight Passages 50

Skylight Passages 50

16X12 Mixed Media on Board

Malescape XI Ready

Malescape XI Ready

17X23 Mixed Media on Paper

Sky Joy

Sky Joy

9X12 Mixed Media on Paper

Moodscape III Hot Orange

Moodscape III Hot Orange

16X12 Mixed Media on Canvas

Passages 9 Emerge

Passages 9 Emerge

16X12 Mixed Media on Canvas

Sky Glory

Sky Glory

18X12 Mixed Media on Paper

Secret Promise Passage 45

Secret Promise Passage 45

13X20 Mixed Media on Paper

Darling Imagescape 50

Darling Imagescape 50

13X14 Mixed Media on Paper