What are Found Objects?

Found Object Material

As a self-taught artist, Deane has enjoyed working in a variety of mediums over the past 25 years. About 10 years ago, she began working with Found Objects and discovered that despite their rough edges and frayed bits, these materials have a very special quality. The journey these items have gone through to end up discarded and their transformative properties is what inspires Deane. They are all imperfect, but they also have a hidden beauty and a tangible strength. They are perfectly imperfect!

Deane’s artwork is so much more than just something pretty to look at. Her art is about bringing attention to how much waste is in our city streets. By creating Eco Friendly and Environmentally Responsible Folk Art, she hopes to encourage others to be better Environmental Stewards and to see these ordinary items in a new way. Everything can have a new purpose; even the most fragmented, broken, street worn objects.