Essentials

"Deborah Horrell is a prolific artist who makes objects of delicacy and precision. In a chaotic world of conflict and anger, she presents closely observed and carefully articulated objects and drawings that have an almost stubborn presence. They claim territory and assert, whether they be a small colorful monochromatic translucent glass container or an image of a bird's skull, that these are the things that really sustain us when all else fails. And that those things that destroy life shall not pass. Her works have an aggressive quality that pushes back the forces of entropy and dissolution. They provide a blessed assurance, a place where all our lonely striving is encouraged and protected. Her ambition has never been for money or fame and recognition but, rather, she strives to enter the rushing fray armed only with honesty and compassion."
Tom Spleth