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Archive of the presentation titled

 “Speaking the Language of Nature”

by

Deb Davis Livaich

Mixed Media Artist

Conversations and Coffee Program on 3-9-2017

Columbus Cultural Arts Center

 

 

         

 

    

 

    

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

     

 

 

 

Speaking the Language of Nature: Deb Davis-Livaich

The art of Deb Davis-Livaich is about a long love and concern for Nature and beauty in peril.  Her art strives to provoke viewers to take notice of the overlooked worlds beneath their feet and to truly see the hidden beauty in the weathered bark of the tree up ahead.

Many of her works are carefully constructed still-lifes or collages of forms and patterns from the ocean reef, shore or woodland floor rendered in ceramic or cast in bronze.  Her assemblages combine heavily weathered wood and natural materials from the woodland floor or beach with ceramic forms, cast bronze and beaded flora.

Davis-Livaich refers to her works as conversations with Nature.  Her art is more than just Nature-inspired; it is Nature-engaged. There is a deep relationship here and the artist is responding with her art to what speaks to her in Nature. There is a give and take, a back and forth between the artist and Nature.  Sometimes the artistic interpretation is so subtle that it is difficult to distinguish where the art begins and Nature leaves off.  Other works are a bold celebration of Nature’s beauty. Sometimes she repeats Nature’s marks and patterns, but most often she reinterprets, builds upon and embellishes Nature’s voice. The beading, drawing, wood burning, the addition of paint and patina, the various methods of adorning the pieces are Deb Davis-Livaich’s ways of drawing the viewer in for a closer look, hoping that we will see what we’ve missed.

Deb Davis-Livaich studied fine art at the Columbus College of Art and Design and graduated with a major in Printmaking and Drawing from the Cleveland Institute of Art.  She is represented by Studios on High Gallery, Columbus Ohio. Studiosonhigh.com.

 

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