Deborah Elberson

Mixed Media / Lafayette, Louisiana

Artist Statement

My Birds Nest Collection includes jewelry that is inspired by the amazing creations of the Bowerbird. Mimicking his flair for decorating ( males make nests to a attract a mate ) I embellished with layers upon layers of both old & newer scavenged objects that are thoughtfully placed & hand sewn into each piece. Fine vintage jewels, plastic trinkets, antique lace, shredded fabric & discarded junk all exist in harmony in my one of kind creations.


My combined years of experiences include, student of art & design at USL & Ringling School of Art, working in the graphic design & printing business, owning a vintage clothing business & designing my own line of clothing & accessories.

I work mostly with recycled materials using imperfect objects to create contemporary art & design.