I truly believe anyone can do Art, you just got to find your medium. Personally I enjoy melting metal and reforming it to my will. Whether it is welding or foundry you are controlling the magic and the science. When I learned what conceptual art was I embraced that every choice made in creating something had purpose and meaning. I like knowing why so I better know why I chose the materials, process and subject matter that I did. I was in fancy pants art school when 9/11 happened and needless to say I was inspired by how fellow humans reacted. My life perspective is of a cis/hetero woman and my uterus art highly reflects that. How humans treat each other truly fascinates me and being able to create a 3D visual of a thought, feeling, spirituality or political leaning helps me cope with how humans treat each other.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Welding Witch is Debbie Caruso where in the burbs of Chicago she sews with fire. TIG is her favorite process which uses tungsten inert gas and is technically called gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW). She became a Welder at 40 and decided at 47 to become her own Patron. Right before becoming a mom she graduated from The School of the Art Institute in 2005 where she studied multiple forms of sculpture. Always a 3 dimensional, mixed media, found object Conceptual Artist. She finds inspiration in current events, religion and how humans treat each other in general.
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