DeenieWallaceArt

Contemporary Art & Glass Designs

Portland, Oregon · 188 Sales

DeenieWallaceArt

Contemporary Art & Glass Designs

Portland, Oregon 188 Sales On Etsy since 2012

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Announcement   Distinct, beautiful and engaging. Deenie Wallace creates rich, colorful artworks that fascinate; infused with depth and meaning. Offering finely detailed flame crafted borosilicate glass designs and fine art painting reproductions. Collected around the globe since 2003.

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Last updated on Jan 15, 2018

Distinct, beautiful and engaging. Deenie Wallace creates rich, colorful artworks that fascinate; infused with depth and meaning. Offering finely detailed flame crafted borosilicate glass designs and fine art painting reproductions. Collected around the globe since 2003.

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Deenie Wallace

About

What's autonomy got to do with it? The fine art and craft of body politics.

It can be tempting as an artist to create without thinking. To simply produce what one likes, rather, than what one questions. Issues of process aside, it is far simpler to make without research or reflection. Where critical theory, art history, and multiplicity of meaning are considered- a different kind of artwork emerges.

My interest in the figure began as a child. I can not say I questioned why I often sat in school, head buried into my desk, awkwardly trying to reproduce classical nudes instead of taking notes. What I did wonder, was why my teachers would frown upon it. It took years of life experience before I began to grasp the conceptual complexity that is artistic nakedness.

What became evident, through years of painting pretty pictures of beautiful women, was that there was something deeply unsatisfying about these images. Perhaps this troubled me because I am a woman. Seeing other women, or myself in a self-portrait, as an object of fancy is a limited offering of what the scope of female-ness embodies.

John Berger addresses this schism in his 1972 BBC series, "Ways of Seeing".

"There is a great difference between being seen as oneself naked, or seeing another in that way, and a body being on display... Amongst the tens of thousands of European oil paintings of nudes there are but 20-30 exceptions, paintings where the artist has seen the woman revealed as herself."

What does it mean to be presented as oneself in a work of art for a woman? Each of my paintings is an allegorical portrait that is a syntheses the sitter's personality into the archetype being presented. These works seek to increase the number of paintings which exist that are made in consideration of the female mythos, body, and the being within.

This awareness extends into my glassworks as well. Which can be a bit tricky. How does one make an object for the body, of the body, literally "object-ify-ing" the figure, while remaining true to the spirit of autonomy? In exploration of non-traditional presentations of form; relishing in the asymmetry of shapes, sizes, and aspects.

I can no longer create without questioning. It is my desire to offer something more, that challenges our notions of identity and autonomy. To expand our capacities for recognizing and associating being with body. I am very grateful to be able to share these works with the world. Thank you for recognizing their rarity, and for receiving them.

Shop members

  • Deenie Wallace

    Owner, Maker, Designer, Fine Artist

    La vie boheme. Deenie Wallace has been has been part of the vibrant community of artists in Portland, Oregon over the past 15 years. Creator of inspiring, colorful works that celebrate identity and personal connection.

Production partners

  • a printing service

    Santa Monica, CA

    I work with a top printing manufacturer to produce quality reproductions of my paintings. When an order is placed I contact them to produce the design on demand. Each item is constructed using archival inks and quality materials.

Shop policies

Last updated on November 27, 2017
Welcome to Deenie Wallace Fine Art & Designs

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
If you are unhappy with your item, we do accept returns for refund or exchange.

Glass is a tricky photographic subject. We do our best to properly portray our work in our listings. However, if your item is not what you were expecting, please feel free to contact us to discuss refund or exchange.

We do charge a $15 re-shelving fee for returned items that will be deducted from the refund. Refunds will be sent via PayPal, unless otherwise requested.

If an item is damaged in shipment it will of course be replaced but please be sure to contact us within 3 days of receipt to arrange for return.

We want you to be 100% thrilled with your new glass!

If you have any questions, concerns or comments please feel free to contact me.
Payment
We prefer payment through Etsy or Paypal.

We also accept personal check, money order or cashiers check.
Please make payable to:

Deenie Wallace
545 SE 27th Ave
Portland, OR 97214

Shipment of items paid via mail will be delayed until receipt/ clearance of payment.
Shipping
We ship within 72 hours of payment receipt. Shipping is free for most items. We ship via USPS first class mail. If you wish to purchase insurance please contact us.
If for any reason your shipment will be delayed beyond the 72 hour period we will contact you immediately.
Additional policies and FAQs
Repair may be possible in some instances of breakage. For example, loops on pendants may often be repaired as well as small chips or broken decorative elements.

If you have purchased from us in the past and have an item that you hope to repair please feel free to send us a photo of the damage and we will let you know if repair is possible. Generally, an item may not be repaired if it has broken through the main body of any part. If repair is possible, we charge $15 plus shipping.

***We reserve the right to change or update our terms at any time.***