Polymer with an African aesthetic

See new work from Ohio’s Debbie Jackson on Facebook and on her Black Art in America page. She’s off to LA to sell these new works at the Pan African Film Festival.

A trip to Ghana injected Debbie’s work with renewed ethnic vibrancy and she mixes polymer with treasures she brought back with her. Her artistic aesthetic is rooted in Africa.

This new necklace includes polymer focal bead with eggshell mosaic, stick coral and African brass beads.

Debbie’s a vital part of our local Creative Women of Color collective that provides a creative connection with the community. Thanks to Jeanne Dumond for the link!

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  • reply Julie Picarello ,

    Debbie’s round focal piece reminds me of African mud cloth…the colors and mix of patterns is so appealing. Wishing her all the best in LA!

    • reply Susan O'Neill ,

      Debbie’s new pieces are just AWESOME (like the lady, herself 🙂 While distinctly “Debbie”, her work is never tired or too repetitive, and she is continually coming up with fresh ideas for pushing polymer boundaries.

      • reply Jan Montarsi ,

        Beautiful Work Debbie !! – I would like to come to one of you classes some time !

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          • reply chifonie ,

            Love, Love this work!

            • reply Sabine Spiesser ,

              I’m getting homesick !!! Hope the show goes well, the work is so inspiring and reminds me of the colours and patterns of Africa. Home is no more, but memories sweet. Great work Debbie!!

              • reply Sarah S. ,

                Really refined and beautiful Debbie!

                • reply Catia ,

                  Really beautiful… I pinned it in one of my boards.
                  Bye from (normally sunny… now snowing) Italy.

                  • reply carissa ,

                    Debbie has never rested on her laurels. No sooner does she come up with a new technique then she is combining it in endless ways to give her work a constantly fresh face.

                    When Debbie returned from her trip she very kindly gave her home guild (Columbus, Ohio) a ‘report’ on the whole thing plus filled up the entire space with all the things she was able to bring back. It’s no wonder she was inspired from that trip with such a wealth of material to work with and her own creative genius.

                    Good luck Debbie and travel home safe.

                    • reply Michelle Davis Petelinz ,

                      Debbie continues to be an inspiration to me and my work. These pieces are stunning.

                      • reply Karen Woods ,

                        beautiful work as always Debbie!

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