Ms. DeDecker's energetic and dynamic bronze sculptures serve as a reflection of her own life experiences and those of her closely-knit family. Her twelve nieces and nephews are the primary source of her inspiration, though DeDecker's sculptures are not portraits. In fact, her loose style leaves her viewers with room for interpretation, so as to see their own lives within her sculptures. This imprecision, combined with her unique ability to capture specific moments to which each viewer can relate on a personal level, regardless of age, give DeDecker's work a timeless quality that spans generations.
The Artist began her artistic training as a painter at the University of Northern Colorado, until a professor, noticing her joy in the portrayal of shapes and forms, suggested she try her hand at sculpture. Taking his advice, DeDecker went on to study at Gobelins School of Tapestry in Paris, and in returning to Colorado, spent five years as master craftsman to the notable bronze sculptor George Lundeen.
Ms. DeDecker is a member of the National Sculpture Society and has gone on to receive copious awards, such as the Critics Choice Award from the Kimball Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX. Major installations of DeDecker's sculptures are located at the Presidential Library in Washington, DC; the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota; Benson Park, Loveland, Colorado; American Stores, Salt Lake City, Utah; Trammell Crow, St. Louis, Missouri and Clinton Library, Little Rock, Arkansas, among many others.
- The Clinton Presidential Center Little Rock, AR
- Art for the Mountain Community Evergreen, CO
- City of Cerritos Cerritos, CA
- Rochester Hills Public Library Rochester, MI
- Mr. Sugar Ray Leonard - Washington, DC
- Mr Arnold Schwarzenegger - Los Angeles, CA
- Rochester Public Library, Rochester, MI (1998)
- Michael Jackson - Los Angeles, CA