Minneapolis artist Deborah Foutch creates rich and complex work with fiber and mixed media that expresses her love of the natural world. Her Soil Horizon series portrays a living system using special layering techniques and honors her father who was a soil conservationist. This story was produced by Dixie Treichel.
“My work is about a living system in the world,” says Foutch. “I’m looking at a way that layers will show me qualities that I see when I stand and look at water. I take paint and I water it down a lot and I pour it through layers. I spreads on whatever material I’m using it on.”
Funding for MinneCulture on KFAI is made possible by the Minnesota Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund. Photo of “Soil Horizon” and “Rooted Earth,” courtesy of Deborah Foutch.