DYANNA lets material, her eco-friendly lifestyle and west coast roots drive her creative process.
 An ecological consciousness lies close to the heart of Dyanna Dimick, who incorporates found material into her work. Dyanna uses everyday goods to explore the complicated human relationship with the natural world.

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. She curates her pieces like a puzzle by matching up and curating colors, shapes and textures. 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 work. Through her creative use of disposable goods, she urges the viewer to change the traditional context of “trash” in their minds. 

Acutely conscious of the consumerism cycle and its impact on our environment, Dyanna would rather scavenge for her eclectic materials than buy them. In this, she encourages others to do the same. Dyanna adds environmental elements, like waves, to a lot of her pieces to help the viewer connect to the environment while viewing the piece. Making work with discarded product goods that already exist is where she challenges her own consumerism habits. She hopes, in future years, her work will remind the viewer of goods from the past, like a visual archive, documenting our time on earth, history and life. 

By adding playful colors and elements, Dyanna's aesthetic makes issues we obsess over, don't want to face or feel overwhelmed by, such as climate change, vanity and societal formed norms, more digestible. She hopes to spark awareness and mindfulness. 

 

Dyanna lives and works in California.

99% of the time Dyanna creates to music. Her process mimics sampling, in music. Collage bits cut and chopped up to make a piece or rhythm, filled in with other concepts or forms.

Click here to see some of her process. 

 

All photos + art copyrighted by Dyanna Dimick