Deirdre Day spend her childhood– first in England and later in Rochester, NY–in her room making pictures and writing stories. Later at Brown University, she majored in Semiotics with the emphasis on poetry and painting but drifted gradually towards writing. As a copywriter in NYC and then an academic and a writer, she surrounded herself with books and words.
But the words kept morphing into pictures and the books kept becoming the material for art rather than for abstract thought.
Obsessed with the archaeology of dead knowledge, she gathered encyclopedia and old magazines splicing them into dramatic visual representations of a past that shapes the present. Like the cinematic idea of ‘suture’, the collage bridges disparity and creates a narrative.
She moved to the Rosendale NY in 2013 and has since been filling her attic with old paper and working on her illustrated memoir, “The Book of Martyrs.”