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Debra Smale



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A poet and an activist, reverent and effervescent, Amanda Gorman is achieving distinction for her efforts to instigate conversation and change on issues of oppression, feminism, race and marginalization.  Amanda is the first US Youth Poet Laureate and recited her poem "The Hill We Climb" at President Biden's inauguration as the US 46th President on 1/20/21.

This "Bird of a Feather" honors Amanda's achievements and is a symbol of hope that acts of kindness and working together can lead to positive change.

12"H x 10"W x 4"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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