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The Green Monster
The Green Monster circa 1998. Oil pastel ...
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Early Work
STILL LIFE [fruit] circa 1995. Oil pastel STILL LIFE [flowers] circa 1968. Watercolor GIRAFFE circa 1968. Crayon OWL Study, circa 2005. Pencil PORTRAIT Study, circa 2000. Ink ...
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Color Studies
Color Studies: 15" x 36", handmade papers. 2002. First exhibited with "Transparency", January 2003 at Willoughby Wallace Library, Stony Creek CT ...
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Food for Thought
I have been watching - bingeing - Jamie & Jimmy’s Food Fight on Netflix. Chef Jamie Oliver and childhood friend Jimmy Doherty star in a cooking show that features simple and delicious main dish recipes, to make on weekends, for ...
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Creative Work
With all of the work this past year launching MUSE, establishing writing as a daily practice AND getting all of my backlogged ideas and products out in the world, I haven’t spent as much time making art as I used ...
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Aquarian
January is also the month of Bruce’s birthday. Here is the card I made for him. Emotional labor, right? ...
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Landscape
Desert Landscapes Issue #6 - In The Field see also MIRROR PARK - Design for Change Issue #11 - Collage Bay City Issue #5 - Community ...
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Sculpture
Girl is Mother to the Woman Issue #1 - Love and Language see also Eve Issue #7 - Isolations of Space and Time Gloves Issue #8 - Body of Work ...
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Paperwork
Happy Birthday Issue #11 - Collage see also Springfield Visioning Issue #11 - Collage Faraway so Close  Issue # 2 - Family ...
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Pliny's Villa
Playwrights give some direction regarding settings, accessories, and the placement and movement of people, but most of the visual nature of a play is left unsaid. Interpretation, and then realization of the physical aspects of a production are left to ...
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Color Studies I
These color studies were first exhibited at City Wide Open Studios in New Haven CT, 2002. netting, art papers on cardboard, 4"x4" netting, art papers on cardboard, 4"x4" netting, art papers on cardboard, 4"x4" ...
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Color Studies II
This color study sketchbook was first exhibited at Willoughby Wallace Library, Stony Creek CT, 2003 sketchbook with art papers, 6"x 9" ...
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Springfield Visioning
HOLLYWOOD DISTRICT Springfield, Massachusetts The city of Springfield requested urban re-design proposals for the Hollywood district of the South End. The neighborhood is home to established businesses and families of Italian descent and new immigrants from Puerto Rico. The urban ...
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Imagine
Circus Acanthus Untitled Pliny's Villa ...
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On the Road
Grand Tetons Kansas ...
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Warsaw Village Band
2004, digital collage Artist Statement. This graphic design was imagined as a CD cover for Warsaw Village Band’s album peoples’ spring (2003). It is a visual interpretation of the musical structure of one song titled []. I used digital scans ...
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Portraits
To The Strangers I Have Drawn On A Train Perhaps you will find my portraiture an encroachment, a violation of privacy, and perhaps you even think it unflattering in its realism. To the first I say yes, because portrayal of ...
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Body of Work
I cannot describe my creative process or the meanings of my artwork, very easily or well. This is especially true for the pieces shown in this issue. They resist analysis and explanation as they would any destructive force. I can ...
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Untitled
UntitledMixed media assemblage: styrofoam, plastic netting, pins, buttons. 8" x 8" x 16" was first exhibited at the 5th Annual City Wide Open Studios - Pirelli Building, New Haven CT, October, 2002 Artist Statement ...
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Ideal Patient
Ideal Patient Mixed Media Assemblage:  paper, wood, styrofoam, netting & plastic. 20" x 36" was first exhibited at City Gallery, New Haven CT. ‘Inside, Outside & Between’ November, 2003 Artist Statement ...
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The Dress Bjork Should Have Worn
The Dress Bjork Should Have WornMixed Media Assemblage:  wood, string, buttons, lamp shades, spandex. 12" x 12" x 36" was first exhibited May 2001 as an entry to the 7th Leonardo Challenge  sponsored by the Eli Whitney Museum, New Haven ...
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Anna Is Woman Is the Earth Is a Garden
I was asked to write about this sculpture by a reviewer, and I did despite my reluctance to analyze my own work. Here is my statement; his notes follow. WORD and IMAGE The Garden of St. Anna This sculpture is ...
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Pointe d'esprit
Pointe d'espritMixed media assemblage: styrofoam, cloth cap, plastic netting, matches. 6" x 6" x 12" was first exhibited at the 5th Annual City Wide Open Studios - Pirelli Building, New Haven CT, October, 2002 Artist Statement ...
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Gloves
GlovesMixed Media Assemblage:  Paper, wood golf tees, ribbon, gloves. 12" x 12" x 3" was first exhibited May 2002 as an entry to the 8th Leonardo Challenge  sponsored by the Eli Whitney Museum, New Haven CT "Leonardo's Cradle" The Ideal: ...
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Match Skirt
Match SkirtMixed Media Assemblage:  wood, netting & matches. 12" x 6" x 36" was first exhibited May 1997 as an entry to the 3rd Leonardo Challenge  sponsored by the Eli Whitney Museum, New Haven CT "Unmatched Leonardo" Leonardo da Vinci ...
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Eve
EveAssemblage: USGS map, styrofoam, netting & plastic. 12" x 22" was first exhibited at City Gallery, New Haven CT ‘Inside, Outside & Between’ November, 2003 Artist Statement ...
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Desert Landscapes
Desert Landscape paper paintings were first exhibited at City Wide Open Studios - Erector Square, New Haven CT, October 13-14, 2007 Mixed papers on canvas. 11" x 14" Artist Statement ...
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Quilts
Red Paper Quilt & Orange Paper QuiltHandmade papers sewn. by Deborah Zervas. These two pieces were first exhibited with the  “Transparency” exhibit at Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library January 2003 Exhibit Info ...
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aggregation / disaggregation
aggregation/disaggregationHandmade papers on foamcore. by Deborah Zervas. Poster art for “Transparency” exhibit at Willoughby Wallace Memorial Library January 2003 Exhibit Info ...
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Before and After
 Before, we were itinerant, unattached to things or places or people, and so our habitats were makeshift, improvised, borrowed accommodations.  We exchanged them rather easily as circumstances changed. Our place on Eld Street began that way.  Although a single family ...
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Attic
AtticPaper, wood, pencil, crayon on cardboard by Deborah Zervas. "These are the stairs to the attic in the house I lived in when I was six my unshared sacred play room safe place No boys allowed unfinished except for the ...
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After Barragán
“Without the desire for God, our planet would be a sorry wasteland of ugliness.” LUIS BARRAGÁN Architect of Light and Silence Luís Barragán, 20th century Mexican architect, landscape architect, and urban designer was unknown internationally until featured in a 1976 ...
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Faraway so Close
Faraway so CloseMonotype/Collage: Ink and art papers on paper. 15" x 22" was first exhibited at The Coffee Table, New Haven CT ‘LANDSCAPES: Before and After Barragán’ April 2002 Artist Statement ...
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Nature Girl Lassoes the World
Nature Girl Lassoes The WorldCollage: mixed papers, cardstock, 8" x 10" Printha’s birthday card 2017 ...
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Girl is Mother to the Woman
Girl Is Mother To The WomanMixed Media Assemblage:  transfer print, styrofoam, netting & plastic. 12" x 22" was first exhibited at City Gallery, New Haven CT ‘Inside, Outside & Between’ November, 2003 Artist Statement ...
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Caribe
CaribeCollage:  Art papers on board.  3" x 5" was first exhibited at The Coffee Table, New Haven CT ‘LANDSCAPES: Before and After Barragán’ April 2002 Artist Statement ...
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