Deirdre Pinnock is a talented Rug Hooker, passionate mental health advocate, aspiring entrepreneur, and self-identified ‘woman of colour’ based in Vancouver, BC. She is passionate about fusing different materials, vivid colors and therapeutic qualities into her work with a dash of playfulness.
She is best known for her yarnbombing of positive and uplifting messages such as “be kind” and “you are enough” into public fences around the city as well as performing stand-up comedy about being Black in Vancouver. Her work also expands to hosting workshops, guest speaking on the issue of diversity through art, and her memorial pieces known as Hearts of Honour, which act as a living memory that allows families to grieve their loss. Courtesy of CTV, she is publicly known as the Vancouver Yarnbomber.
The purpose behind Deirdre’s art revolves around self-healing and the empowering ability to battle through her grief, anxiety and pain. Deirdre also weaves the current political climate into her Fiberart and confronts the issues in a very whimsical and humorous way.
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