|Artist Debra Kaszovitz|
"An Artifact of Opportunity," Debra Kaszovitz's work in "Restoring Balance" at World and Eye Gallery, consists of eight diamond-shaped panels, some of which have holes with charred edges. Within the works are text, images and photos of birds flying off with keys and watches.
Making the panels, which are part of a show about bringing humans into balance with nature, was a complex process. While trawling through a scrapyard, Kaszovitz found a discarded skylight and lugged it back to her Pembroke Pines studio where she'd been working on a photography project about South Florida birds. While capturing images of ibises and flamingoes, she kept encountering grackles that were lurking nearby and stealing the food she tossed to her photographic subjects. Those grackles soon became her focus, and a way to inject humor into her works. .... To read the rest of my story on Kaszovitz, whose works will be on exhibit at World and Eye during F.A.T. Village Art Walk on April 28, visit Sun-Sentinel's Lifestyle section.