“An artist is a nourisher and a creator who knows that during the
act of creation there is collaboration. We do not create alone.”
"I am most compelled to plant the seeds of collaborative endeavors, putting creative experimentation to the task of melting boundaries and allowing an open space to connect, share, communicate, heal - where process is more important than the eventual product. All this takes place in my home or mobile art studios where I've created spaces for contemplation, community, supporting one another.
For me, it all starts with a photograph - a memory drawn with light, a feeling frozen in time, a connection of landscapes from within to without, a tool to elicit conversation and understanding with others. In reality, I cannot draw. My cameras draw for me while natural pigments, oils, inks, stitchery, and beeswax help me to play and express the intentions of those visions as I navigate the natural and contrived landscapes traversed."
Diana has been a California desert based artist and educator since 1984. Her art practice is heavily influenced by a 35+ year background in public education, counseling, and travel which guide her toward initiating collaborative projects among strangers while developing a sense of community and connection in a common space of learning and play. She splits her time between her home in the Mojave desert and living out of a tiny home studio on wheels or a backpack.