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Fine Art by Darlene Erdelt

 Having graduated from San Francisco School of Fashion Design for Womenís Wear in 1972, Darlene Erdelt worked as a clothing pattern designer for manufacturers.
 She then attended Cybic School of Design and Garment Cutting for Menís Wear in New York graduating in 1977 and continued working as a clothing pattern  designer for manufactures and designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Jean Paul Germaine. Mrs. Erdelt chose to leave manufacturing to initiate her own business, so  she could continue working in her chosen field while simultaneously raising her children.

 May 2006, Mrs. Erdelt earned her Master of Fines Arts Degree in Painting/Sculpture. She focuses on expanding public art opportunities through traditional painting  and sculpture, plus site specific installation. Her art work encompasses her awareness of the spiritual, emotional and physiological dependence inherent within the  wetland ecosystem. Fear of the unfamiliar prevents most humans from gaining a close relationship contained within the wetlands. Universal interconnectedness  establishes the necessity for humans to reflect on nature. Mrs. Erdelt does not intend to present a copy of nature. Rather, she re-presents components of nature by  copying and rearranging shapes and forms into an environment for urban participation. 

 Mrs. Erdelt has shown her paintings and sculptures both regionally and nationally. She has won numerous awards and is currently in the permanent collection of The  United States Catholic Bishops, The University of Georgia 4-H Centennial, Georgia Southern University, The Sterling Warehouse Research Inc. Chicago, Illinois, and  Tracy McGrady Foundation.

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