The Community Library presents a new exhibit by the Deborra Marshall Bohrer, “Sandhill Cranes,” as part of the “Art in the Lecture Room” series, with an opening reception on Friday, July 14, 2017 .
Deborra will be there to showcase her work and answer questions. Of her work Deborra says, “My paintings are not predetermined. I wait for the door to my imagination to open and find that there is an inspired direction that is not of my choosing. I have been welcomed into the realm of the divine. My paintings are a glimpse into the core of human perception with color and images that provoke thoughts and memories of the past…and hopes that linger just out of reach in the future.”
Deborra’s inspiration behind her Sandhill Crane series evolves from her continuous fascination with form and figure. The elegance she derived in painting these creatures can be seen in her interpretation of each crane’s neck and how a crane may move. For Deborra, the Sandhill Crane is a large and magnificent bird, and within this series, she has the ability to emulate how these creatures bonded with her through light, layer and texture. It is Deborra’s process of abstraction and strong image and color that evolves through layers of paint until it becomes itself, which is very evident in this Sandhill Crane series.
“Every time I begin a series,” tells Deborra. “It has to evolve into its own self. The first of a series is an unknown and then the rest of the work follows. It comes from within and the painting has to advance. There is a division between a viewer’s perception and reality as well as the ability to abstract what you think you see.”
Deborra has a tendency to gravitate towards using birds as her subject because they represent flight and the ability to change as well as vulnerability and strength at the same time. Deborra’s paintings own their own identity.
“Painting is to let go of control and having patience,” says Deborra. “I paint because it’s an innocence within me and my connection to a spiritual place. I’m a conduit.”
Please join us for the Sandhill Cranes program on July 14th. The exhibit opening reception will start at 4:30 pm. Deborra will be present to show off her work and answer questions.
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