Deborah’s assemblage sculptures transform junk and cast-off items into compelling combos and configurations whose parts energize and play off each other. The hope is to inspire a sense of visual poetry from random, disparate parts. The work is a study in radical inclusion—everything, everywhere all at once—while the distressed condition of some components resonate with the Japanese aesthetic concept of "wabi sabi"— referring to the elegance of imperfection and decay.
Poetry in Motion
"Poetry in Motion" is an energetic collection of familiar parts arranged in compositions that intrigue and delight. Each sculpture stands alone or in combination with other pieces in the series. Take a look!
School of Fraught
“School of Fraught” is a collection of imaginative, one-of-a-kind fish sculptures built of recycled materials. Deborah Jang assembled and titled each piece with care and concern for our earth’s environment, especially the ocean and its inhabitants.
Over the Sofa
In her “Over the Sofa” wall mounted assemblage series, Deborah Jang presents unique, one-of-a-kind sculptures in horizontal formats that engage the viewer for each intriguing component as well as the poetic harmony of each entire composition.
“Aqua Fitness” is a series of wall-mounted assemblage sculptures that evolved from a discarded headboard, in conversation with other lost-and-found items. You will notice references to water-based activities, like oars and boat shapes. Musical instruments also play a part, contributing to the lyrical spirit of these unique sculptures.
The Way of Things
“The Way of Things” collection consists of steel sculptures made of metal salvage parts and mixed-media imagery. These are large, dynamic wall-mounted pieces that engage viewers with their distressed surfaces and elegant composition.