Deborah Claxton

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AMERICAN CUT PAPER ARTIST
With roots in sculpture and drawing, Claxton defies logic by painstakingly drawing a map with hundreds of designated numbered points of color. From this exquisitely detailed map, her elevated sculptural awareness comes into play as she expertly layers tiny bits of Coloraid paper that have been cut by hand into collage format. Her process is labor intensive under a magnifying lens, but the final, almost photographic images of people or places is awe inspiring with hints of shadow and light that only someone with acute senses could envision.

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Selected Press

  1. Juxtapoz, Profile: Deborah Claxton, June 2008, p. 42, illustration.
  2. The Artist’s Magazine, Painting with Paper by Michelle Taute, April 2006, page 12-13.
  3. The American Enterprise, Fighting Artists, October – December 2005 issue, page 12.
  4. ArtNews review by Mary Schneider Enriquez with full color illustration, December 2004 issue, page 141.
  5. Art and Antiques, Feature article page 94-97-October 2004 issue; with illustrations.
  6. The Antiques and The Arts Weekly, September 10, 2004 issue page 82; text and illustration.