“Some artists look outside the human condition to social issues and societal concerns, and other artists, like me, tend to look inside and question who we are and what is the purpose and meaning of life. We search for connectedness and union in life.
The profound material transformation that exists in nature and in the process of creating art is also something that I find engaging. For me, the process in the casting of metal and the immediacy of fabrication and forging metal express permanence, strength, and become a framework to express ideas.
I think of my sculptures as drawings in space; therefore, they are linear and free-flowing expressions of opposing forces. The conjunction of opposites is found in the union of two transparent cones, grounded by the “S” curve at the bottom and held together at the top by the casting.” Deborah La Grasse, Tallahassee, Florida