Diana Reuter-Twining2013 Artist
2013 Artwork for Sale
Sculpture – Bas Relief/Resin – Edition of 9
36.5 x 21.5 x 6 inches
Intent to Purchase, Lot #221
Sketch – Oil on Board
12 x 14 inches
Starting at $500.00
About the Artist
Diana Reuter-Twining's architecture and art is founded on principles of geometry and rhythm. She has come to understand art as an exploration of memory and image. She was given a Nikon camera at an early age, and she set up her first darkroom in her parents' basement. Armed with camera and sketchbook, she began to catalog her surroundings. She attributes her love of nature to apprenticing with her father, a surgeon and photographer who freelanced for National Geographic. As a young teenager, she accompanied him to East Africa, where he took photographs for the magazine's book, "The Animals of East Africa." During this trip, she met Richard and Mary Leakey, and was exposed to "an indescribable bounty of riches."
What artist inspires you? Why?
I would have to say that Edgar Degas if I had to choose one artist. I am inspired by the way he draws and his use of perspective to engage the viewer. For him it was about recording the moment through line and mass.
How do you come up with an idea for a new piece of artwork?
I would have to say that the idea comes up with me. I can walk into my studio and see a clump of clay and have the aha moment, and it all falls into place. My favorite Rilke quote applies to this, "What you seek is seeking you." I think I am constantly looking and hope that as an artist I approach everything with open eyes.
Where is the most inspirational place you've visited lately?
I spent the winter in the long leaf pine forests of South Carolina with coveys of quail. It was almost like going into a cathedral each day. I aspire to being able to convey that emotion in a painting.