Wheat Ridge Artist: Debra Sanders by Jimmy Sellars

By Cyndy Beal

Time passes; seasons change, cities change, yet one of life’s constants is a birds’ habit of sitting on utility wires.

Denver native and long-time Wheat Ridge resident and artist Debra Sanders captures this familiar modern sight with her series titled “Wired,” which features multi-colored glass birds perched on a wire.

“It’s my respite, birds on a wire. It’s the one thing that stays the same,” said Sanders. She described her art and its interpretation of birds as more conceptual than literal. It’s not about field guides and species identification.

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