Deborah J. Haynes is an Emerita Professor of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado in Boulder. Having earned an M.F.A in studio arts from University of Oregon and a Ph.D. in religion and art history from Harvard University, Deborah identifies as both an artist and art philosopher. Her creative projects include mixed-media drawings, marble carvings, installations and writings, all of which explore themes such as death and dying, religion, and contemplative practice. Haynes’s background in caregiving, meditation, spirituality, and hospice volunteer work serve as inspirations for her artwork. Deborah Haynes has published seven books, the most recent of which explores art and spirituality: Beginning Again: Reflections on Art as Spiritual Practice.