FIRE & ICE art exhibit: Debra Goley

Blue Ice, by Debra Goley, fiber, 2016

Fire & Ice exhibit through November 2016.

It’s the cold, the frozen tundra, the cold ice chest in the heat of summer that bears the weight of my blue ice cubes that fall like bricks, dropped with a thud to the bottom of a vessel or body and in its wake send ice shards to the surface and waves of cold streams rising to the top. It’s a welcome cold. I think ice-cream in a homemade machine, throwing a stone to break ice, or an ice skate digging into the rink all make the summer heat tolerable, extremely contrasting and invigorating.

As a mixed media artist I get to choose my medium.  I chose fiber as my medium for “Blue Ice”  working though collage, holding it, turning it different ways and piecing it to experience my art in many tangible ways. It’s actually the opposite of cold, it is warm to me to be intimate with my medium and I get heated up through the process whereby my senses are excited to discover just what is around the corner. I never know exactly how it will end up!


FIRE & ICE: Fine Art Exhibit

August 11 through November 30, 2016  5:30pm-7:00pm

Goodyear Branch Library

14455 W. Van Buren St. C101

Goodyear, AZ 85338


Fire and Ice are representations of the extreme… The Goodyear Arts & Culture Commission invited West Valley artists to submit work that represented these extremes or demonstrate how two opposite elements support each other.


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