Dessi Terzieva
Detroit, MI

Self-taught, she began her foray into the art world four years ago by exploring the technique of collage. Now more tongue-in-cheek than political, her work adorns wood panels with iconic religious and art icons. Replacing original relics with everyday household items accented by gold leafing, they are given a newfound importance and light, as if they were traditional Byzantine works. Shown within installations and often accompanied by performance, Terzieva creates a 360 degree-experience.

  2016 Mural by Dessi Terzieva and Paula Schubatis in Eastern Market, Detroit

2016 Mural by Dessi Terzieva and Paula Schubatis in Eastern Market, Detroit

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