Debo Hysack was born in Wisconsin. She studied music, printmaking, graphic design and political science at the University of Minnesota. As a textile and surface design artist, Debo has explored painting, printing, marbling and manipulation of fabric in quilts and small structures.
Large works depicting quilted insect images are in private collections in Nebraska and Minnesota. As a SAQA member, Hysack has exhibited in online galleries and in juried regional shows in the Midwest. Five of her mailable art pieces have been published in Quilting Arts and Cloth Paper Scissors magazines, along with several articles.
She has taught textile surface design for the Joslyn Art Museum and to private students. Below, she explains “Avian Communication” in her own words.
“After taking a series of workshops from Judy Coates Perez, I was inspired to use Golden high flow acrylics and alcohol inks to draw and paint the original maple leaf structures in this piece. The heavy, linear quilting provides a rough texture to place the collaged bird and language images into relief. Scattered pieces of text are nestled beside the leaves as well.”