Born in Freeport, Grand Bahama, 1984. Currently living and working in Nassau, Bahamas.
Dede’s artwork focuses on depicting emotionally driven narratives through portraiture and figurative drawings and paintings.
Currently she has been focused on a body of work that is a playful and experimental series of female figures focused around the image of a cherry – a very suggestive, allusive image that is ripe with its own mythology and symbolism.
The compositions are inspired by images of women in popular culture. Depicting the female figures as marionettes – some bound and held up by strings, others free-standing – is a commentary on the “idealistic” woman in western society. The specific use of the cherry is designed to tantalize the senses of the viewer, but leaves him or her to draw their own conclusions. Dede intends on expanding on this series, perhaps substituting cherries for other objects, thereby directing the content of her artwork into other scopes of thought.
Education BFA in Interior Design, Minor in Photography Savannah College of Art & Design, Savannah Georgia, 2002- 2006