Days Go By, 2022
"I’m trying to bring awareness in an abstract way by connecting and showing relations of us and the natural world. The way I’m doing that is through the use of found materials and those found materials is supposed to represent humanity and the human aspect in my work."
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Dyanna Dimick, born and raised near the seas of California grew up in a creative household which influenced her journey of developing her artistic abilities. Using her costal roots, her art pieces often show deep meanings in the waves, lines, and shapes using recycled materials and disposable goods. With having a close relationship of sustainability, Dyanna can be seen finding salvaged materials on the coast and recycling it in her art pieces. Using unique artistry of salvaged materials, she helps the viewer connect to nature and humanity through her work.
MEANING OF DENIM
The meaning of denim to Dyanna goes back to the historic value when denim was originally created for the working class. Growing up with denim, it was an essential reminder of the '60s and '70s. Its style of hippie rebellion and anti war became a message that she held onto. Now that she's older it continues to serve as a representation of gender equality and the working class. To Dyanna, denim is an everyday essential society uses whether it's to wear or as a representation of a cause.
"I love that aspect that it’s so durable and wearable and now it can be high fashion and looks high-end, so I really like that versatility."
ABOUT THE WORK
For Dyanna, the key message of "Days Go By" was sustainability. With most humans seeing disposable goods as "trash" she urges her audience to see the bigger picture of how the materials can be used to have a second life. Besides the use of our Kancan denim, she incorporated the use of graphite, acrylic, colored pencils, paper from envelopes, and pastel. Dyanna constructed layers of fabric and material, almost as if it were scrolling by, hence the name. Also, bringing attention to the water use towards denim, she wanted to show the extensive amounts of water involved in the denim making process. In a sense, the waves and the feeling of the ocean focuses on how denim is created by the earth.
"I was trying to focus on how is denim made, the earth, and tried to have fun with and make it more bright with the shapes, kind of dancing around in it. I just tried to focus on water."