Deborah Silver

New Work

This series of weavings was a long time coming. For years post-college, I created site-specific commissions for interior design. At a certain point, I realized that I had stopped making my own art, wasn't satisfied, and found a new career as a nuclear medicine technician. It was only when I no longer needed to support myself through my art that I was able to go back to my sketchbooks of faces and tribal masks and begin this series. I now had a refreshing lack of concern for who my client was, how I’d sell this work or even why I was making it. Finally, this middle-aged weaver can shake off the art school convention of having to defend every little design decision and just MAKE THE DAMN ART!

This work is definitely affected by my disparate professions. One requires set procedures and an end product with precise specifications. The other is a continuously evolving process with an often unexpected conclusion.

The theme of duality defines my work as well as my life.


Impact, wool, cotton, 20" X 16"

Ray Quartered
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


A Part of Me
Wool, cotton, silk
20" X 16"

 

Finding Amelia
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Unspoken
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Truth Through Comedy
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Tranquility Lies Within
Wool, cotton, rayon, silk
20" X 16"

 

The Old Lion Remembers
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Hidden Past
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Behind the Mask
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Doorway
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"

 

Don't Frack With Me
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


Seeking Solace
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


Oh, the Possibilities!
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


Hard To Let Go
Wool, cotton, rayon, silk
20" X 16"


Closer
Wool, cotton
20" X 16"


All works on this page are priced $500 - $700. Contact Deborah Silver for specific pricing.