Trumpeter and Dragonfly, Bronze • 13 x 34 x 23
Diana received her BA in Art History from Hollins University in 1973 and went on to receive her Master of Architecture from Catholic University in 1981. She and her husband Ned spent five years in Southern Africa working with South African National Parks and the Smithsonian Institution on developing strategies that could enable the previously disadvantaged to become stewards of their wildlife through Conservation Science Centers. It was during this time that Diana committed to bringing awareness to the natural world through her art.
“It is not enough to see passively but to observe actively, interpreting what we see as an idea.”
Buildings and sculptures have defined parameters which include structure, pattern, rhythm, and edge. Unlike paintings, they are judged from all angles. As an architect, I am fascinated with space and how a building can control movement and emotion. As a sculptor, I want to build upon this and to add the concept of a point of focus; asking the observer to participate by asking their own questions.
Master-Signature Member of American Women Artists; Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists, Artists for Conservation, and the Salmagundi Club; A Registered Member of the American Institute of Architects
Bull Run Farm Gallery
Winning the Purchase Award has such enormous significance for me, it’s every artist’s dream to be in a museum and my work, Lee’s Ferry Landing, will be at the Tucson Desert Art Museum for as long as I live. I’m so thankful to the American Women Artists for that opportunity.”
— Lili Ann Laurin
AWA Artists, AZ