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.
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.
malagarie on Mar 11, 2017
This pendant is everything I hoped it would be. The colors are perfectly blended and the detail is amazing. A fine piece of wearable art! Fast shipping and the shop owner is pleasant to work with.
Teena on Feb 17, 2017
Beyond beautiful. Thank you so much for everything
Teena on Jan 10, 2017
Beyond beautiful. I have an addiction for the sacred heart
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.
Owner, Maker, Designer, Fine Artist
La vie boheme. Deenie Wallace has been living the artist dream in Portland, Oregon since the turn of the century. Creator of inspiring, colorful works that celebrate identity and autonomy.
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.
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
We also accept personal check, money order or cashiers check.
Please make payable to:
545 SE 27th Ave
Portland, OR 97214
Shipment of items paid via mail will be delayed until receipt/ clearance of payment.
If for any reason your shipment will be delayed beyond the 72 hour period we will contact you immediately.
Refunds and Exchanges
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.
Additional policies and FAQs
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.
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