Location: United States
Deborah Bank sees the glorious in the mundane. Traveling throughout the world with her camera and unique perspective, Deborah communicates the passionate language of nature and her extraordinary point of view through her one-of-a-kind photographs.
Deborah grew up in Mexico City and has traveled extensively throughout her life, capturing the beauty of various continents. Soon, Deborah realized her photographs showcased a world others have never seen. Deborah has spent extensive time in South Africa observing wildlife. She has also traveled to Australia and New Zealand, South East Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Deborah finds the wonder from each and captures that magic through her lenses. Recently, she spent time exploring Norway’s fiords where the abundance of water and nature is hypnotizing.
Much of Deborah’s work presents images as a series, allowing viewers to take a more active role in what they see. Rather than passively viewing nature, the series challenges your eyes to analyze and question what they are seeing. This presents a more provocative way of engaging in nature and draws you in to Deborah’s unique view. Deborah presents her artwork face mounted behind acrylic, one of the most impressive methods of showcasing photographs. Widely used in museums and galleries, Deborah prefers this technique because it adds a third dimension to two-dimensional images.
Deborah has studied in Mexico, the Bay Area and most recently at the Brentwood Art Center where some of her work has been exposed. She currently resides in Los Angeles.
Each wave of the ocean has a story to tell. Each tree branch suggests a poem. There are volumes of mysteries locked inside every glacier. Traveling the world with my camera, I have sought to reveal the fullness and passionate language of nature through my unique photographs.
Bubbles is a series of photographs, capturing a sunny moment on the Santa Monica Pier. Each photograph is 30x20in. Installed measurements are about 30x65in, including 2.3in recommended distance between each piece. Each of these photographs is printed on Fujipearl paper, then face-mounted on Plexiglass. 1/8 Plexiglass face-mounted, ¼ Sintra back mounted and wood base hanging system.
There are few things more joyfully associated with childhood than bubbles. Here, we watch an exuberant cluster of bubbles play across the deepest blue like children rushing outdoors to greet the sun.
As the series flows and follows the movement of the bubbles, we see the unbroken swell eventually break off into individual bubbles. In this, we are reminded of the children growing up, finding their individuality and moving on – to wherever the wind takes them.
Depth is a series of 5 photographs of the Jostedalsbreen Glacier, Norway. Each photograph is 30x12in. Installed measurements are about 30x70in, including a 2.3in recommended distance between each piece. Each of these photographs is printed on Fujipearl paper, then face-mounted on Plexiglass. 1/8 Plexiglass face-mounted, ¼ Sintra back mounted and wood base hanging system.
This series depicts the purity and depth of the largest glacier on the continent of Europe.
The anthropomorphic ice formations and astonishing variety of colors were hypnotic to observe and a privilege to capture through my lenses.
In order to take the viewer with me into the depths of the crevices and the calming, frozen lakes below, I have presented the glacier as a meditation on color, lines and curves.
You are invited to explore the spectacular shades of blue and the intriguing formations as your eyes move from one image to the next in this rolling, gorgeous landscape of ice and water.
The Beginning is a composition of 5 photographs taken along different shorelines of the Pacific Ocean. This composition measures 44x30in. The photograph is printed on Fujipearl paper, then face-mounted on Plexiglass. 1/8 Plexiglass face-mounted, ¼ Sintra back mounted and wood base hanging system.
In this composite piece, I play with the concept of time and reality. The beguiling light upon the shore won’t reveal what time of day or night we are seeing. The sky is a swirl of clear and threatening. The distant land mass we think we see is really a bank of clouds.
The small pockets of bubbling sea foam in the foreground suggests the beginning of time itself, with the promise that whole universes of complexity, mystery and misdirection can be recreated over and over again to gorgeous, mystifying effect.
Mist is a photograph taken at a "mist" fountain in Portugal featuring a kid playing. This photographs measures 30x40in. The photograph is printed on Fujipearl paper, then face-mounted on Plexiglass. 1/8 Plexiglass face-mounted, ¼ Sintra back mounted and wood base hanging system.