Deborah is an artist that uses a range of materials, techniques and characters. As MsDmeanar she plays around with performative acts and as Debbie Doodar she fabricates items and ideas for MsDMeanar to play with, often reconstructing garments, hoarded fabrics and found items to make sculptures, props, and outfits. Deborah documents this using analogue printmaking techniques, photography and photomontage.
Deborah has been Becoming Animal to explore transformation, particularly that related to women and specifically menopause. She often works with her rescue dogs Percy and Michael to help develop her understanding and perception and they often join her in their studio.
After completing an MA in Fine Art, Film and Photography in 2021, she is now studying the ethics related to visual and performance artists coproducing with animals, as part of her PhD study at Derby University. Deborah is exploring and documenting the practice based research experience with Percy and Michael through performance, photography and print.