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Debra Smale



Regular price $725.00 USD
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Birds of a Feather collection

Stevie Nicks; "My mission maybe wasn't to be a Mom and a wife; maybe my particular mission was to write songs to make Moms and wives feel better."

Write songs she did; songs of desire, trust, ache, witches, being bewitched, sisters of the moon, time and cosmic catharsis.

Thank you Stevie for you special kind of intensity.

Debra Aalsburg Smale

16.5"H x 15"W x 8"D

The body of work Debra refers to as “Birds of a Feather” is a collection she started while getting her MFA in the late 70’s. The collection’s work commemorates women: women of accomplishment, women in her family and friends. The pieces show gratitude to the women they represent, for their contributions, struggles, love and support. These creations have taken on many forms: metal and wood sculptures, paintings and most recently sculptural textile birds using repurposed materials.


About “Birds of a Feather” from Karen Vander Werp - Grand Rapids, MI K LINN Interiors Grand Rapids, MI:

Debra always has a deliberate message behind her creative projects. I love her mission to acknowledge women of accomplishment in the form of birds. From fabric, shapes and fringe detail to beads and leg materials all are selected with relevance depicting the women they represent. These selections define their purpose, personalities and accomplishments.

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