Debra Baxter | Elegant Experimentation

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Debra Baxter photographed in her studio by Suzanna Finley.


“Even though I am interested in very traditional materials within the history of sculpture, I don’t want to be boring and stuck in that history.” Debra Baxter said in an interview with One 2 Three’s Practice Practice. “I want to mix them in a way that no one has.”


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Breastplate (Reveal), bronze and quartz crystal, 18 x 11 x 3 in


As a master of material inversion, Debra transforms dense materials into light and flowing sculptures, or fragile mediums into resilient structures.


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The end result is elegant – but dangerous – as seen in her Lace Throwing Star, which gives the delicate textile an edge.


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Unapologetic Glory 

Debra received her MFA in Sculpture from Bard College. Her wearable sculpture Devil Horns Crystal Brass Knuckles (Lefty) is featured in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery. She debuted her solo show, Tooth & Nail, at form & concept this past spring.

Click here to view more of Debra’s work in our collection. To view pieces from Debra’s jewelry line, db/cb, click here.

To learn more about Debra, please inquire or contact us at 505-216-1256