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Debra Ripp, Collage Artist

Toberson Forest Vignette Mixed Media Assemblage by Debra Ripp
Toberson Forest Vignette Mixed Media Assemblage by Debra Ripp

Debra Ripp is a Collage artist inspired by the characters she has  invented.

She says the WARM Mentorship Program “has permitted me to take my images and take them into a three dimensional manifestation! I was very ambivalent before I entered the program but with my Mentor’s understanding and steady support I have been able to feel confident about building assemblages and meeting my characters and content face to face!”

She loves the medium of the paper mache process: “it has a meditative quality …and the excitement of discovery of new forms that it takes!”
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 She feels the mentorship program will have a lasting effect. “I can see myself adding and building on this project for at least a decade after my Mentorship cycle, it has really launched a lot of inspiration for me!”