An interdisciplinary visual artist, specialized in non-traditional printmaking.
Debra's career ranges from installation art to social practice art. Early training in sculpture, archaeology, anthropology and environmental design as well as experience in participatory design also underpin a practice that includes concept design for institutions, industry, and the private sector in collaboration with scientists, scholars, poets, planners, architects, technicians and craftsmen.
Her installations are assemblages of elements that reflect a course of research through drawing and printmaking. The media range from photomechanical matrices (film, stencils, silkscreen), to animated projections, to pigment prints. Their composition, even partial, represents themes of recursion and analogy, generation and erasure.
The properties of the materials and techniques of production, the incorporation of a venue’s architectural features, emphasize an interplay between perspective, scale, and context within the imagery of a narrative that aims to embed its visitor.
Debra's projects reflect her study of persistent social and moral issues. "Rather than a statement, (her work) is a permanent questioning. Rather than an object, it's an ongoing process." (Orsola Casagrande)