ARTmonday: Debbie Krim’s Fusion Foto Blocs

Last year I finally made it to SoWa First Fridays at 450 Harrison in Boston. I went with a friend to see the work of of her friend, Fernando DeOliveira (more on him another Monday), but of course visited lots of studios. We wound up spending a bunch of time at Debbie Krim’s, playing around with her Fusion Foto Blocs.


Krim photographs elements in nature, often very close up, like flowers, rocks, water, as well as some architectural features, food, and other objects, in black and white and brilliant color. She mounts the prints on 4-inch square blocks (some sort of white laminate/MDF). The images are fun to mix and match, to create larger works of art. The studio is set up as a customer-friendly work room, with blank white walls that you can hang the blocks on in groupings to your liking. I think were were there for over an hour playing curator.

And the prices are very reasonable (about $25/each last year). I purchased a black and white peony that I have on my bedroom bookshelf, black and white eggs that are perched on a shelf in my kitchen, and three ocean vistas, which are lined up on a ledge one next to the other, at my house on the Cape. There is a pre-drilled hole in the back so you can easily hang them on a nail, but I like that they can stand up on their own.

Here are some examples of her work: