Debbie Grifka

Juried Artist Member (JAM)

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

Artist Statement
Walking into a fabric store as a child, I would run my hand over all the bolts of fabric as I passed them. That love of texture has never left me. Over time, I have expressed that love as a garment maker, then a quilter, and now as a textile artist.

I create modern, minimal textile art using traditional quilt-making techniques.

My work explores the intersection of drama and serenity through the use of line. I am fascinated by exploring how much I can distill and take away while continuing to convey the essence of my subject or idea. I find interesting parallels here with my life decisions. There are so many fascinating things to do and explore in this world, but trying to do too many at once sacrifices the serenity I also need.