Until December 31, 2011 – The Lighthouse Art Center – Tequesta
Technology Deconstructed/Nature Reconstructed
Tequesta, Fla-The Lighthouse Art Center’s 2nd annual Landscape Exhibition Show awarded ’s SouthWest By Sky as Best in Show. The piece is an abstract mixed media expression from her collection “Technology Deconstructed/Nature Reconstructed”. It features among other surprises; integrated circuits, a vintage globe, Tiffany Glass, all layered over a dramatic Southwest landscape. As an avid nature lover she asks: “From the oceans to the deserts, are we going to take care of these gifts? Technology makes our lives more exciting and interesting but we still need to use this legacy wisely. Stepping back can be as important as stepping forward.”
Formally trained as a Goldsmith & Glassblower with a BFA from California College of the Arts, Mostel had been in the jewelry design and manufacturing business from 1979-1994. After some time off as a stay at home Mom, she got back to nature by changing careers and becoming a Landscape Designer. Now her fine art background has given rise to her newest creations. This is a culmination of her voracious appetite for collecting the unusual, as well as her experience as an environmental activist. Tin wind-up toys, mummified amphibians, vintage hood ornaments and optically perfect Pyrex glass are just a few of the elements she has to draw on.
Also the artwork of Debbie Lee Mostel will be featured at the Mos’Art Gallery, in Lake Park, Florida thru January 2, 2012. Mostel, has also been a guest artist at the Norton Museum’s “At After Dark” series. Her abstract Mixed Media work features among other surprises; integrated circuits, vintage hood ornaments, mummified frogs, replogle globes and Tiffany glass…all layered over dramatic painted backgrounds.