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Deborah Sperry
New Jersey City University
Faculty Sponsor: Brian Gustafson

One Year Walking -Place, Memory, Ritual
Mixed media - Cast paper
144 x 60 in.

Artist Statement

The walk is a ritual, the place an identity. For the last year, I have adopted NJDEP Brownfield G000033386, a polluted and neglected site, as my place to walk and work. Though it endured our worst, it has experienced a renaissance. Trees and flora testify to healing and regeneration, endurance and longevity. My work is not just about traversing this space, but also thinking about it, recording and collecting materials. These bits and pieces are incorporated in mixedmedia works that become surrogates for experience and place.