I was honored to be able to create this artwork celebrating the life of Deanna, who was a native New Yorker residing in LA as a professional dancer, choreographer and educator. She deeply impacted others with her unconditional love, vivacious spirit, animated humor, contagious laugh, and a generosity that knew no limits.
This artwork was unveiled for the first time at the DM Art Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah today. Artwork, shirts and merchandise are available in full color and black and white versions, both with and without the wording “I find pieces of you in every song I listen to…” The full collection can be browsed here.
“Our Dee lived life with a genuine heart and incredible passion. Passion for her art, her students, food, fashion, helping others, and above all else, her family and friends. Those fortunate enough to know her were inspired by her divine movement, creativity and vibrant soul. She made everyone around her feel like they mattered and the world was a brighter place with her in it.
We are heartbroken over the tragic loss of Deanna, but her love and light live on in every person she so deeply touched.”
‘Cause when it’s over,
All that matters is the love you gave away.
Copyright 2019 by Nikki Smith of BookSmithStudio.com; All Rights Reserved. Original photograph taken by Loren Picciarelli from “inside (this soul)” Choreographed/Created and Filmed by Loren Picciarelli and Mark Evans. Responsible sharing of web-sized images with credit and a link is appreciated.