Deborah Kay Butterfield
Deborah Kay Butterfield is active/lives in Montana, California. Deborah Butterfield is known for abstract mixed-media horse sculpture.
Biography Deborah Kay Butterfield
Born in San Diego, California, on the day of the 75th running of the
Kentucky Derby, Deborah Butterfield credits this event as determining
her career as a modernist sculptor of horses.
Her work is a
combination of abstraction and reality. She uses found objects*,
related to both horses and the discards of modern society, and applies
these symbolic objects to armaments that are realistic shapes of
horses' bodies. The overall effect is of a large, strong,
loveable animal, gentle and calm, and it is obvious from the gentle
personality conveyed by the objects that she has a strong affinity and
understanding of her subjects.
Butterfield received a Master
of Fine Arts Degree from the University of California
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