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DEBORAH HORNBAKE

here are echoes of the rhythms of our muscle and bones in the landscape that surrounds us.  My inspiration springs from the line of the Connecticut hills on the horizon and the winding wooded paths under my feet.  In these contours I see the shoulders of our human form. Using the found elements of twigs and stones, leaf and branch I weave together forms that suggest our own.  I carve, peg, rejoin, and slice wood fragments to shape the sinews of our own bodies.

My use of natural materials grounds my work in this particular, singular place of southern New England.  It is in communion with these elements of wood and stone, pebble and reed that new forms suggest themselves: as if awaiting their transformation.  They whisper to me a promise of life that endures.  I seek to share my delight in this luminous world.