About this Artist
"I feel we should surround ourselves with things that makes us smile, and good design can be at once beautiful and irreverent, dark yet fun. It's about creating a mood."
In Deborah Shavlik's work, there's a narrative of tongue-in-cheek humor and at times, a nod to deviant behavior. However, the edginess of the contemporary graphics is tempered by the soft, tactile materials, creating an unexpected result and evoking two sometimes contrasting impressions from one design.
Incorporating upcycled fabrics and natural fibers, Shavlik's work is made by hand using a combination of needle- and wet-felting methods. The process of felting is extremely labor intensive; it involves applying fibers manually and working them together to create each image. It is possible to create a variety of effects depending on the technique, from simple icons to very detailed pictorial 'paintings'.
Deborah Shavlik graduated with honors from Metropolitan State College in Denver, Colorado with a degree in Industrial Technology. After working for nearly 12 years as a professional industrial designer (a career that included travel to overseas factories), starting a high-quality line made in the USA felt like an important step to make. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
It takes time to make great artwork. Most of the pieces we offer are created one at a time by the artist, and shipped directly to you from the artist’s studio.
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