Debra's artistic endeavors, outside the area of filmmaking, include:
her "digital creations" and
ikebana (the Japanese art of flower arranging).
Debra has been doing traditional photography since she was a child, including a stint as a freelance photographer before going to law school (human portraits, dog portraits, and weddings). Her portfolio includes portraits, landscapes, cityscapes, architecture, flowers, animals, foreign locales, and abstracts. Her work has been exhibited at the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee.
Click on the photo, left, to see more examples of Debra's traditional photography.
Debra began making her "digital creations" in 2012. This work consists of combining traditional photography, shot digitally, with additional colors, textures and shapes, to create a new work of art that does not resemble the original photograph; it more closely resembles a painting. This work also has been exhibited at the Charles Allis Art Museum in Milwaukee.
Click on the image, right, to see more examples of Debra's digital creations.
Venice in Central Park
Debra first began doing ikebana while living in Japan in 2002. She studied ikebana at the Sogetsu School in Tokyo, one of the three main schools for ikebana in Japan, and then continued her studies under a Sogetsu sensei (master) in New York City. Debra has achieved all four levels of ikebana practice through the Sogetsu School. Her ikebana work has been exhibited at The Nippon Club in New York City.
Click on the photo above to see more examples of Debra's ikebana creations.