In Deming’s work she focuses on an exploration of when fantasy merges with reality, and the coexistence of the conscious and subconscious mind. She is inspired by dreams, myths/archetypes, and mysticism, as well as the experience of the female identity and representing empowerment through surrealism. She initially started with collage; converging found images from paintings, magazines, books, and historical sources. She was interested in transforming unconnected images into seamless surrealist portraits of female divinity. Through the exploration of writing and illustrating children’s books, she began to work with photography and photo manipulation. She stages photoshoots and turn those portraits, of both herself and other subjects, into mystical divine beings representing a physical image of the power that the person holds within. She wants to inspire a sense of power and positivity through surrealism, as she believes working with the element of fantasy has a sense of freedom to it that lets the viewer be truly taken away into another world and she wants the world that was created for them to one of positivity, connectivity, and enlightenment. Through this she believes we can take the fantasy, our ideal selves, and begin to truly live in that mindset, turning the dream into a reality. She is exhibiting at Art Basel this year and will also be bringing the remaining works from that exhibition to our gallery.