Nicole Deyton
Artist, Designer, Teller of Stories
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Personal Work

Trained as a printmaker, paper maker, and book artist, my fine art comprises a variety of media and techniques.

Grandpa Was a Fisherman

Grandpa Was a Fisherman

Limited edition wood engraving.

Louvre

Louvre

Limited edition photo etching.

Queen Marie

Queen Marie

Limited wood engraving and letterpress print created for a collaborative do-si-do style book that told the story of Voodoo Queen Marie. Book edition: 24

Which Part

Which Part

Photo etching with chine collé.

Dirigible 1

Dirigible 1

Monoprint (transfer drawing) on pattern paper (1/1).

Dirigible 2

Dirigible 2

Monoprint (transfer drawing) on pattern paper (1/1).

Pixelated

Pixelated

18x24 watercolor.

Pixelated Study

Pixelated Study

11x17 study for larger watercolor.

Pixelated Study

Pixelated Study

11x17 study for larger watercolor.

Remembering Trees

Remembering Trees

Sculptural hand-made paper installation.

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Logos & Mythos

Logos & Mythos

Handmade paper, image transfer, mud, soil. A two-part installation.

Mythos n. A set of beliefs or assumptions. The installation displays an upside-down root system hovering above rich, fertile soil, yet the roots are separated from and extending away from the ground.

Logos n. Divine reason and creative order. Facing Mythos, Logos displays an upright, yet disjointed root system attempting to reach eroding soil.

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Introspection

Introspection

Installation. Pine, mud, rope, straw, photographic transfers.

Enlarged images of the straw-stuffed, earthen pods are juxtaposed with the actual structures in a manner that questions the relationship of image and object.

Icarus

Icarus

17x24. Hand-made paper, encaustic, xerographic prints.

The images feature soaring elements above ethereal floating islands. We feel the hope and freedom, without the knowledge of what is yet to come. The wax (encaustic) directly relates to the waxed wings of Icarus.

Footprints

Footprints

Paper-cast footprints from meditative walks taken at various points of interest between Detroit, Michigan and Durham, North Carolina. Each footprint contains evidence (in the form of debris, detritus, and dirt) of the geographic location in which the walk took place. The footprints were then stacked in a column, with the top prints from Detroit and the bottom prints from Durham.

Pear

Pear

Soft ground etching. Edition of 8.

Comparison of Self

Comparison of Self

18x24. Handmade paper, cyanotype, intaglio, chine collé, collage. Variable edition of 2.

Text regarding the nature of the artist, written by Jonathan Borofsky is printed on handmade kozo paper and frames the central images. The three central images show portraits, in which the subject both hides from and stands in the spotlight. The text beneath the three images reads, "As I compare myself, I lose my uniqueness." 

Untitled

Untitled

48x48. Hand-made & dyed paper, chicory, cotton thread.

As the Crow Flies

As the Crow Flies

Altered book triptych. Image transfer, ink, gesso, book, hardware, oak, inclusions.

This series illustrates three creation/destruction myths centered around the crow/raven.

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Leaves of Grass

Leaves of Grass

Altered and rebound book.

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Hospital Gown Quilt

Hospital Gown Quilt

4'x6' cotton fabric, 

During the spring of 2012 I underwent 7 weeks of radiation treatment for breast cancer. For each treatment, I wore a loose hospital gown that did little to cover or comfort as I sat, exposed and posed while a machine made noise around me.

At the end of each week, instead of taking off my hospital gown and throwing it into the laundry hamper like I supposed to do, I folded it up and took it home. 

I then cut those 7 gowns into squares and created a quilt with which to cover myself. I then stitched a portrait of myself onto the quilt. It shows me attempting (unsuccessfully) to tie the gown (most days I just had to hold the back closed).

The quilt includes the dangling ties from the gowns.