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Brief Artist Statement regarding Steps Home Series
The illuminated Steps Home sculptures are monuments of loss and beacons
for return. The series was inspired by scenes of destroyed New Orleans
neighborhoods following Hurricane Katrina where only the stoops of former
homes remained, yet aimed to convey larger universal themes regarding the
transience of time and place and the passages of civilizations. To this end
Steps Home sculptures have been installed outside of New Orleans in remote
landscapes near ancient Indian ruins surrounding Marfa, Texa
DeDEAUX is the first artist in Louisiana to utilize electronic technology
beginning with the creation of her project CB Radio Booths. She is considered
a pioneering artist in synchronized digital multi-screen immersive environments
and innovative imaging and sculpture merging art with new technologies.
Recent works include "The Goddess Fortuna and Her Dunces in An Effort to
Make Sense of It All" - a multimedia feature of the Prospect 2 Art Biennial; and
"Aboard the MotherShip" to premiere in May 2013 at Centre for the Living Arts
in Mobile AL.
DeDeaux has exhibited throughout the country including the Whitney Museum
of American Art, Armand Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, Baltimore Museum
of Contemporary Art, the Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art to name a few.
She is recipient of the Rome Prize as the McKnight Foundation Visiting Southern
Artist and winner of the 1975 Demolition Derby in the New Orleans Superdome
as the only female contestant in a field of 35 drivers.