I’ve been fortunate to know artist Deborah Hecht for nearly 40 years. In that time I’ve watched her expand from watercolorist to using ceramic tiles as her canvas, to carving, glazing and firing clay into three-dimensional installations and sculptures, to assemblages of found and finessed objects to her latest wonders — turning beach trash into breathtaking art.
It began with collecting balloons and streamers on the beach of her Lake Michigan summer home. More and varied trash washed up: bubble wands, bottle caps, plastic shovels just to list a few. Deborah collected, culled, and cataloged and ultimately created delightful, breathtaking works of art.
At her recent art opening at the Woods Gallery in Huntington Woods, MI Deborah recalled taking stock of the bags and bags of trash she had organized, “I’m an artist. So I did what I do. I made art out of it.”
The exhibit is on throught August 31. Don’t miss it. I can’t wait to return with our granddaughters.