44-50dds Night Storm, lamintated and carved poplar, acrylic paint, 54.5” x 34” x 4”, 2013, $9,500
42ds Ebb & Flow, Debra Sachs, laminated poplar, acrylic paint, 12.5" x 85" x 3", 2008, $15,000
(on loan to the US Embassy in Panamma until 2019)
34ds Siamese Twist, Debra Sachs, wood, paper twine, steel, gimps, mixed polymer, 86" x 20" x 14", 218.5cm x 51cm x 35.5cm, 2003, $16,000
25ds Young Wire Pod, Debra Sachs, wood, paper twine, copper wire, copper tacks, mixed polymers, 36" x 7.5 x 7.5", $2,800
26ds Baby Wire Pod, Debra Sachs, wood, paper twine, copper wire, copper tacks, mixed polymers, 32" x 9.5 x 9.5", $2,800
43ds Ripples, Debra Sachs, twine acrylic, plywood, 19" x 32" x 1", 2012, $4,500
19ds Twist, Debra Sachs, wood, paper twine, steel gimps, mixed polymers, 64.25" x 14.5" x 7.5", 2001, $7,400
Selected collections and exhibition venues:
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (permanent collection); New Jersey State Museum, Trenton, New Jersey; Newark Museum, New Jersey; Port of History Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Hopkins House, Camden County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Haddon Township, New Jersey (solo exhibition); Morris Museum, Morristown, New Jersey; Ohio Craft Museum, Columbus; Harmony Hall Regional Center, Fort Washington, Maryland; Cheltenham Art Center, Pennsylvania; Noyes Museum, Oceanville, New Jersey; Woodturning Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (7 Visions: Wood as Fiber); U.S. Embassy, Thailand. Recipient: Fellowships, New Jersey State Council on the Arts; Regional Fellowship, National Endowment for the Arts/Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation.
41ds Wedged Pod, Debra Sachs, wood, paper ,twine, brass pins, mixed polymers, 34" x 11" x 11", 86.36 x 27.94 x 27.94 cm, $5,800
An object can be so thoughtfully designed that it evokes the spiritual without direct reference to content. The design, itself, is the content. This is what I aim to accomplish in the sculptures I make.
Object design (the shape of an object) and surface design (the skin of an object) are the two elements I combine to create a unique sculpture. The materials I use are generally industrial. The wood is construction lumber, deliberately chosen for its’ innate imperfections. The inconsistent grain creates subtle but unusual surface patterns. Wood is the foundation of each object. Paper twine, pins, nails, wire, copper.... any of these materials might serve a decorative and/or functional purpose. The paper twine and wood are painted and manipulated with acrylic paints and polymers. Both color and paint applications are essential elements of each sculpture.
It is important that what I create appears simple, no matter how complex in form; beautiful, no matter how unadorned; and fully present even though inanimate.