Studio Visit with Dyanna Dimick

Art Attack SF interviews Dyanna Dimick about her work included in the SFOS Hub Exhibition! View the collection on our website and join us tomorrow, November 11th from 
6:00-9:00pm for the SFOS Hub Exhibition Reception.

Where does most of your creative inspiration come from?
Most of my creative inspiration comes from my surrounding environment and the actual colors and shapes of the materials I collect from it. I live a block from the beach, so that inspires me too! I’ve always been so drawn to the ocean. I think a lot about humans impact on the environment. I really try to stay connected to what's around me and add that into my work, consciously or subconsciously. I listen to music too, to keep my flow going. Sometimes the music takes me in a new direction.
Where do you usually find the found materials and items used in your mixed media works?
I find the materials in my day to day living. I’m constantly picking up and collecting pieces. The colors and shapes stand out to me and have a certain potential. Cut outs from junk mail, plastic packaging, small things from the sidewalk, worn plastic from the beach and even pieces I don’t want to end up in a landfill I’ll find a use for.
What is an average day in the studio like for you?
An average day…First music. Then, I usually have a small bag of things I collected. I’ll organize those. I keep my space pretty orderly so I can find materials when I need and so it doesn’t get overcrowded. I spend time feeling out my mood, music, and what pieces I have to work on. I curate colors and materials depending on that. Sometimes I have a strong concept in mind and other times, I create just to get that energy out. I work for as long as I can and usually know when it’s time to stop.
What is the most indispensable item in your studio?
Hmmm this is difficult. I try not to get too attached to things anymore. But I do have this tiny oil painting of the ocean hanging up in my space. It was my grandparents. I remember looking at it in their home. That, for sure.