Woven fabric has been the focus of DEBBIE SECAN’S creative energy for 30 years, as a hand weaver, textile designer in industry, small business owner, and fine artist. She has reinvented her practice a number of times. Recognizing the fact that huge amounts of textiles and plastic are sent to landfills, Debbie collects materials that have outlived their original use and weaves them into canvases, giving them a new life. She then reacts to the canvas with paint, focusing on color, illusion and movement. Her goal with each work is to both challenge the rigidity of her process and create a surface that observers will respond to with curiosity. Debbie has a BS in Textiles from Shenkar College in Israel and a Masters of Art and Design from NCSU. Debbie’s work has been shown at Visual Art Exchange.