Deana Blanchard & Chuck Young

Burnsville, NC

Exhibiting Member Since 1996

Deana has been a professional artist since 1978. Chuck started making art in his youth and earned a BA in graphic design in 1979. They met in 1982, and got married and began making art together in 1984. Their work combines different kinds of metal and glass. The glass is either stained glass or plate glass which has been sandblasated and leafed in 23-carat gold leaf and other types of leaf and powders. Oil paint, thinned to translucency is sometimes used. These are combined with steel or copper, incorporating materials typically found in industrial applicaiton, such as re-bar of diamond plate. Through every phase in making a piece, they work collaboratively, from design to completion. Their goal is to make art that conveys the happiness they feel about the world and its processes. They hope their work reflects the lightness, playfulness, and exuberance of life through the interplay of line, color, and light.

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