DYANNA DIMICK, lets material and her eco-friendly lifestyle drive her creative process.
An ecological consciousness lies close to the heart of California native Dyanna’s art, who incorporates reused and found material. While studying sculpture at UC Santa Cruz, her interest in these mediums grew. These materials add another layer to her concept driven work. She also noticed the abundance of supplies available when working with found material.
Dyanna's process starts well before a blank canvas. She collects pieces from her surroundings to use as material and to keep her attuned to her environment. Dyanna notices the overlooked aesthetic value in everyday materials. We tune out thousands of objects around us because we don't have a current need or they don't seem important. Sun-bleached plastic, the inside of an envelope, these materials are the foundation for Dyanna's process. She curates her pieces in an intuitive way, like a puzzle and "paints" with these materials. Through Dyanna’s creative use of disposable goods, she urges the viewer to change the traditional context of “trash” in their minds. She likes to trick the viewer's eye by bringing into question the medium used to create.
Acutely conscious of the consumerism cycle and its impact on our environment, Dyanna would rather scavenge for her eclectic materials than buy them. She uses these materials to enhance her concepts. Dyanna explores color, shape, material and texture to create a visual narrative. Making work with discarded product goods that already exist in the world is where her creativity starts and where she challenges her own consumerism habits.
We live with pollution. We accept it and it becomes invisible. Dyanna uses found material as part of her palette to show the many ways trash permeates our environment and to bring attention to the possibilities of recycling and its limitless potential.
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