'How small a thought it takes to fill a whole life' Wittgenstein
For over thirty years I have been making images combining colour, line, shape, texture and words. I am influenced and inspired by myriads of things - conversations, books, films, music, TV, history, politics, religion, newspapers, places, people, relationships, feelings and memories.
Like a magpie I hoard these fragments (both real and imagined) then reassemble them, turning unimportant scraps into rectangular visual narratives. I weave these elements with loss, sadness and the small euphoric minutiae of being alive and here, whatever that means. I attempt to evoke other realities enabling me to become something other than myself. A picture works when I don't recognise it; as though it has come from somewhere or someone else.
To read more of Deborah's artist statement you will have to come along to the exhibition, it is a visual feast.