D e b r a C l a f f e y
What is your favorite color?
Sap green or lapis blue
|Debra Claffey, "Behind and Through", 2010, |
Encaustic on panel, 24"x24"
What is your favorite word?
Yes or imagine
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Nature and pattern
What turns you off?
Selfishness and greed
What profession other than artist would you most like to be?
Musician - pianist or singer
What is your favorite book or movie?
The Gold Bug Variations, by Richard Powers or the Raj Quartet, miniseries and book
Who is your favorite musician, musical group or style of music?
Jazz - Thelonious Monk or Keith Jarrett
Thelonious Sphere Monk (October 10, 1917 – February 17, 1982) was an American jazz pianist and composer considered "one of the giants of American music". Monk had a unique improvisational style and made numerous contributions to the standard jazz repertoire, including "Epistrophy", "'Round Midnight", "Blue Monk", "Straight, No Chaser" and "Well, You Needn't". Monk is the second most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington, which is particularly remarkable as Ellington composed over 1,000 songs while Monk wrote about 70.
What do you most value in your friends?
Honesty and empathy
Name three (or more) artists whose work has influenced your own or whose work you most relate to.
Degas, Picasso, Jim Dine, Matisse
|Edgar Degas, After the Bath|
|Pablo Picasso, "Portrait de l'homme a l'epee et a la fleur|
|Jim Dine, "Jessie With Skull"|
|Henri Matisse, "Odalisque au tamarin"|
Name an artist (or more than one) whose work you admire but which may be unlike yours.
Michael Mazur, Frank Auerbach, Louise Bourgeois
|Michael Mazur, "Branching"|
|Frank Auerbach, "Tower Blocks, Hampstead Road"|
What is your idea of earthly happiness?
Free time to explore from a safe home with good food and great love.
Realized I can't give single answers to anything!
WORKS BY DEBRA CLAFFEY
|"Mandolin Airs," Encaustic on Panel, 24" x 24", 2010|
|"In Reverence," Oil, acrylic, encaustic collage, 6"x6", 2009|
|Repercussions, Encaustic, oil, paper on panel, 20" x 20", 2008|