Debbie Adamson’s work uses industrial steel and fencing wire, forged and carved to create a series of needle pendants depicting various species of native broom. These are endemic leguminous plants, many of which are vulnerable, grow slowly and occupy fragile habitats. Debbie's work is a response to 2 years spent living and working in rural Central Otago. Her work is a response to that environment, as well as a conversation with broader considerations about landscape and the traces and impact left on it.
Debbie trained in jewellery from Dunedin School of Art, at Otago Polytechnic, and was part of the menoring project HANDSHAKE run by jeweller and educator Peter Deckers.