dima
  • Stronger Than Most Others

    I am drawn to industrial materials and natural forms. Steel, galvanized steel, and plywood are manufactured for mass consumption. They are common place; removed from any source of origin.  I think their stability as materials have made them neutral, sterile, and overlooked.  I see beauty and potential in these materials. Using techniques of the hand, I modify these materials; removing them from a pristine, manufactured state. Adding imperfections and marks, changing their shape using templates from nature. Found objects find their way into the composition, emphasizing the perfection or imperfection of the materials. Together these compositions begin to tell a story.