I know many of you have seen some of these on my Etsy shop Pandora Jane and here on the blog-- but for those of you who haven't I wanted to share a small sampling. The miniature fae caravans have been among the most popular of my natural material projects--perhaps because they express my own fascination with nomadic life styles, albeit housed in a more romantic container than the anonymous white vans that rule my real world rolling travels and those of many other restless folk these days.
(I'm currently at work on a vardo T-shirt design in black and white shadow puppet style that I hope to share soon along with some more colorful 3-D papier-mache versions of the miniature caravans...)
Diana's work in sculpture, puppetry and performance has been exhibited and performed in galleries and theatres across the US and Europe. Her work is informed by a strong engagement with the natural world, cultural history and mythology. Diana is the recipient of exhibition awards, grants and fellowships for her work in sculpture, performance, writing and music. Several of her grants have been awarded for residencies and cultural exchange in countries as diverse as Poland, Cuba and France. She holds a fine arts degree with honors from Virginia Commonwealth University. Her teaching experience includes Waldorf kindergarten, an associate professorship in art appreciation and history, museum workshops and classes in sculpture. Her work is found in private collections in the US and Europe and in the collections of the White House and National Gallery of Poland. From 2003-2008 Diana worked with the nationally recognized design studio Applied Imagination creating "botanical architecture" and installations at venues around the US such as the New York Botanical Garden and the National Botanical Garden. Diana currently resides in France and spends much of her time living on the road.