"My work is inspired by a desire to capture elusive, in-between states of being. I believe each moment is a transition to the next moment and nothing is final.
"My figurative sculpture begins when I come across a real or imagined facial expression or gesture that suggests a concealed or pent-up feeling. The work highlights the emotions we are taught to hold back from others; it is in sharing these feelings that we connect more deeply. The natural world, for it’s unapologetic approach, is a constant inspiration. Trees do not question which way to grow; they simply grow toward the light. Plants and vines push their way up through cracks in pavement and bloom in areas that others deem unfit.
"Psychologist Carl Jung’s idea that we all “carry a shadow,” serves as a reminder that our perceived vulnerability might actually be our greatest source of strength. Fascinated by what was and what will be, who we are now and who we might become, my work is an attempt to slow down, to notice the small details and reflect on fleeting experiences."
To see more of Deborah's work, go to http://www.deborahbaldizar.com/.