***A special note*** As our country and the world grapple with a global pandemic and a racial pandemic, no one is immune from the overwhelming sadness we are all experiencing. Today's social and racial inequities have grown too visible to ignore and we can no longer tolerate any form of racism. I am more determined than ever to do whatever it takes to heal some of this brokenness by using my time, my talents and my creative voice for a higher and greater good. Change is possible and it is time. Time to finally give all people, regardless of their race, the dignity and respect they deserve. May our compassion lead us toward a more loving existence for all mankind. May we raise each other up. May we always hold space for one another. Be well! 💚 Deane
A little bit about me.
I live on a barrier island outside of Charleston, South Carolina. I spend much time exploring the lush green marshes and walking the pristine beaches of the Lowcountry. I am constantly in awe of the spectacular natural beauty and some days it literally takes my breath away. In turn, I am inspired and deeply committed to care for the Environment in my own unique and creative way. I love expressing my joy and happiness for living in such a wonderful place through my Environmentally Responsible Art. Making art that serves a greater purpose than just being something pretty to look at is important to me. Using discarded found objects collected from the streets and roadways, I remove items that pose potential threats to the waterways and in turn, I am leaving my surroundings cleaner than when I found them. Through each creation, I show that even the most street worn things have value and intrinsic beauty as well as the ability to be transformed into something better than their original purpose. Through each colorful, happy piece, I want to encourage you to see your own possibilities. My goal is to inspire hope, fresh starts and new beginnings. Anything is possible and my art is about celebrating rebirth, positive change and growth. I look forward to showing you unlimited, artistic possibilities for the found, repurposed and recycled items I create with.
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Celebrating the most ordinary items
By giving ordinary items artistic relevance, I bring out the best in these things and celebrates their flaws and imperfections as their greatest features. The rusted, street worn items used are constant reminders that even the most imperfect things have value. I hope my Art will encourage others to embrace and celebrate their own imperfections and shortcomings and see them as beautiful, unique qualities that make them who they are!
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I want to use my creative gifts to uplift and inspire others. Each piece serves as a reminder of hope and new beginnings. It gives me so much joy to share my art with others.