"I have long had the feeling that Butterfield could make one of her sculptures out of any material that you could give her - she is that masterful. When she makes them out of worn, stripped tree branches or driftwood , as she does in this exhibition, I am struck by the way the weathered wood evokes the environment in which it was found, Montana or Hawaii, for example, two places where she lives and works. It also suggests a post-human world, but not in any way that is overt or didactic. Rather, it is a perception that exists at the edge of comprehension, like a haunting dream."
- excerpt from Deborah Butterfield's Rescue Mission, by John Yau, 2019
- 30+ full-color reproductions
- Essay, Deborah Butterfield's Rescue Mission, by John Yau
- Photography from Deborah Butterfield's studio in Bozeman, MT and Hawaii
- Casting process photography by Walla Walla Foundry
- Catalog design by Michael Garzel