Found object assemblage initially piqued my interest in art using old farm implements
such as shovels, plow disks and pickaxes. Over time, my work has evolved in many ways
but my signature style is piercing metal with a hand-held plasma torch to create patterns of
lace, abstract cutouts and irregular line movements, all of which form a spectacular line
formations. Typically, found objects are given by friends, recovered from salvage yards and recycling centers, or simply found in the streets’ dumpsters. I also work with aluminum, patinated copper, stainless steel and wood. Working without prior sketches, I visualize a shape and begin torching; consequently, many designs are experimental and one-of-a-kind. Currently, Montclair Art Museum in New Jersey purchased a large truck hood for their collection which will be in an exhibit “Inspired by Matisse: Selected Works from the Collection” in February 2017. Denice is one of three living artists whose work will be included.