Dianne Ayres

  • Where is the Middle of Nowhere?, 62" x 39.5" Linen with silk, cotton, cashmere, glass, pearls and stones.
  • Letters of Transit - Passports for Birds, collaboration with Alisa Golden, 2019.
  • California Condor - Edge of Extinction, 44" x 44" Hand embroidery & applique in cotton, linen, Silk; Polymer Clay; Onyx
  • Detail of Honorable Saurians
  • Honorable Saurians, 32" x 28" Hand embroidery & applique. Linen, cotton, silk, wool, onyx.

Sprouted in rural Midwest, provided with a steady diet of fiberarts in her grandmothers sewing workroom and nourished in Botany and Studio Art courses at Indiana University, Dianne uprooted herself to complete her studies in Conservation and Resources at the University of California, Berkeley. For six-plus decades she has created objects – mostly in fiber – which pursue the ideals of “useful or beautiful” preferably fulfilling both. Of late, the concepts “evocative” and “curious” inspire her work by offering suggestions to tickle our minds and make connections with imagery, color, pattern and design.

Dianne’s work attempts to illustrate the wonders of the natural world and to challenge human perceptions of our role within it. Continuing to observe, explore and create is her path.

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    • oakland, CA
      US - Pacific
    • 510-316-3528

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