Deborah EhrlichHudson Valley, New York
From Passaic, New Jersey to around the world and back, Deborah Ehrlich has an eye for perfecting delicate strength. Her works with crystal, light, and wood exemplify the grandeur of simplicity. Now based in the Hudson Valley, her tools include plain white tracing paper, sharp pencils and a thin metal ruler and her companions include two goats. “I work very, very slowly...it’s very precise, like marking stars in the sky. There’s an architecture to what I do that’s really about trying to unveil the innate proportion,” says Ehrlich. “I’m looking for a certain silence, a quiet.” With a background in anthropology and sculpture, she moves seamlessly between her glass and wood designs which are manifested by master craftsman she’s cultivated relationships with over the years.