Deborah Kuster

Conway, AR US


Artist Information for Deborah Kuster

I began weaving in the mid-1990s, but created my first artwork from cutting, piecing, and quilting my hand-woven textiles in 2006. This is a time and labor intensive process that combines all that I love doing—reflecting, visualizing, designing, assembling, weaving, sewing, embellishing… My work is diversely influenced by weaving traditions such as the Kente cloth by the Ashanti of West Africa and the Maya traditions of the Americas along with later American artists Anni Albers and Faith Ringgold. My quilted weavings are my interpretations of the lingual into visual imagery. Currently the majority of my art has been in response to quotes from my grandchildren with multiple implications for the viewer, such as metaphor or pun. Each work holds layers of labor, challenge, memory, and satisfaction for me.

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Wait until I'm Four

Wait until I'm Four16" x 19"  

Got to go Dance

Got to go Dance18” x 28”  

Deal with It

Deal with It19” x 39”   

Where are the Feathers?

Where are the Feathers?39” x 39”  

A Cord of Three Strands is not Quickly Broken

A Cord of Three Strands is not Quickly Broken35” x 21”