I create site-responsive, powerfully forged sculptures in kiln-formed glass, metal and mixed media. My vision is to interpret the expansive, creative force of nature shaping our environment. For me, water and geology provide abundant metaphors for human life expressed in all its tides and seasons, twists and turns, rarity and abundance. I begin my creative process with an analysis of the client site—opportunities, possibilities and constraints expressed by the creative team. The landscape, geographic history and other natural elements in the area inform my creative process. Sculptural solutions emerge to suit the space and are rendered into the architectural images for the client to understand each idea. My sculptures qualify as 4-LEED and Living-Building approved, with most materials sourced regionally or recycled. For two decades I have managed large and small-scale installations throughout hospitals, corporate lobbies, libraries, hotels and private residences in Europe, Asia and North America. I have a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design.
Deanna welcomes inquiries from collectors, art consultants and architects. Deanna’s studio is located in Auburn, California, overlooking the North Fork of the American River. By appointment only.