The exchange between terrain, climate, temperature and the elements is constant and transforming by the moment. My work is an exploration of the effects of atmospheric conditions on land, water and the resulting patina of time. These elements inform the work and at times determines the subject matter. There is an excavation and layering process that both conceals and reveals visual information, each layer informing the next. Delicate surface markings and textures from salvaged boards record this process. Subject matter is not predetermined, it is intuitive and emerges as the work evolves.
Born in New York, Deborah Weiss is a painter and printmaker whose work fuses the painterly with relief printmaking techniques. She has exhibited throughout the United States as well as in England, Ireland, Italy, China and Denmark. Her work is included in both private and public collections as well as numerous publications and books. She maintains a studio and residence in Connecticut.