Deborah Yasinsky

Deborah Yasinsky is a Bronx based artist. Her work explores issues of childhood, memory, nostalgia, vulnerability, and environmentalism. Deborah explores relationships, childhood and parenting. The work forms a visual liturgy, representing the hopes and fears a parent has for their child. The fragility and vulnerability of a child’s existence and the celebratory nature of parenting are intertwined in her work. She utilizes recycled non-traditional materials, including fabrics referencing her early training in textile design. Her video animations are narratives of childhood, often replaying fragmented memories and experiences. The figure is often set in nature amidst flora and fauna, reminiscent of her own childhood exploring Inwood, NYC, it's parks, the Hudson River and public spaces of the region. Inspired by medieval manuscripts, and Victorian motifs and symbolism. Deborah incorporates painting, drawing, assemblage, and animation into her practice.