Artist: Debra Sutton
Size: 6" x 6"
Recycled Blue Gum (Australian Native Timber), stained glass
About 'The Flood Plain':
The mosaic piece The Flood Plain was inspired by the recent floods that have occurred here in Australia over the last few years or so. Living in The Manning Valley in New South Wales means I am constantly inspired by the environment that surrounds me. The Manning Valley is a region of rich green farmlands and long winding rivers nestled between the Pacific Coast and the mountainous Barrington Tops. The Flood Plain is made from a piece of recycled blue gum which has been routed and inlaid with hand cut stained glass.
I am an Australian artist who has exhibited and sold work both here and overseas. A painter originally, I spent many years in Australia honing my skills before moving to Scotland in the United Kingdom where I began to exhibit my work in galleries and sell to the public. After moving back to Australia my interests moved towards glasswork, and in particular mosaics. I have both sold and donated mosaic works to charities and hospitals, participated in making mosaic animals for the Steve Irwin Memorial at Australia Zoo, and have also been involved in mosaic community arts projects.