Debra Ramsay: Interview

Debra Ramsay, A Year of Color, Adjusted for Daylength, 40 x 60 inches, acrylic o
Debra Ramsay, A Year of Color, Adjusted for Daylength, 40 x 60 inches, acrylic on Dura-Lar, 2014 (courtesy of the artist)

Valerie Brennan interviews artist Debra Ramsay.

Ramsay comments: "My starting process arises from a mixture of my environment and a desire to track something within it. My methods are conceptually rigorous and process-oriented. With a faithful allegiance to geometry and its capacity to reveal profound truths, I work to generate or guide form in precise ways. The idea comes first; the search for materials, methods and procedures that will best support the idea follows. The work develops around repetitive and serial systems. I get caught up in subtle calculations and decisions of proportion and interrelationships. Once I develop the system for the specific project and determine the calculations, what remains is a form of meditation: I become the conduit for the arrangement of shape and the placement of color."