Luce Foundation Center for American Art
Craft: Jewelry: Amazonia
(born Brattleboro, VT 1943)
“By using disparate objects I’m trying to communicate new ways of seeing relationships, silent languages and the hidden art in our everyday lives.” Letter from the artist, 2003
Debbie Wetmore studied graphic and communication arts, and began making jewelry in the early 1990s. She collects items such as bottle caps, broken glass, and rust, and uses this “street art” alongside enamel and precious metals. She enjoys creating a sense of mystery in her work, and challenges the viewer to identify the different elements in her work.