About Deirdre

A Little Intro


For me, making art is a natural extension and expression of my everyday life and my spiritual practice.

The images or objects that I create are reminders or symbols of the ideas that I have been holding in my head. Some come from hours of meditation and exploration, others are simply capturing a moment that I am mindful of, a moment that I appreciate.

The themes that I come back to again and again are continuity, family, the interconnectedness of the natural world, the great balance of all things, and the power of the present moment. They are completely intertwined in my day-to-day life, my practice, and in what I create. In turn, my day-to-day life, my practice, and what I create are also intertwined. There is no separateness.

I plant a seed. I make my bed. I look into my grandson’s eyes. I create an image. I walk outside. I cook a meal. I admire my daughter. I talk to you. I work with clay. I take a breath. I listen. I see. All intertwined. All expressions of meaning and creativity.

This is what making art is to me.