Dyanna Dimick explores the human relationship with the natural world.
Dyanna perpetually collects materials for tools and inspiration. She selects specific materials for their initial color, texture or shape. The act of collecting keeps her attuned to her direct environment. Dyanna challenges her own consumption habits through the reuse of goods that already exist. An ecological consciousness lies close to her heart.
Items we overlook like sun-bleached plastic and vintage paper- these are the foundation for Dyanna's work, whether they make it into the finished piece or not. The materials used are a snapshot of her current surroundings and time. The artist keeps a balance between a pleasant abstract aesthetic with muted natural colors and less refined materials. Man made materials invade our landscapes, it invades her work in the same way.
Dyanna’s language of carefully selected materials and natural elements aims to connect us to our environment. Her signature lexicon of saw blade waves represent the relationship between the harshness of the industrial and organic softness of the natural world. Water symbolizes hope in a land of drought and fire. The unnatural materials represent the complexity of humanity.
By adding playful colors, shapes and elements, Dyanna hopes to make issues we obsess over, don't want to face or feel overwhelmed by, such as the climate crisis, vanity, race and societal formed norms, more digestible.