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Birds are Nice

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St. Tekakwitha (patron Saint of the environment), 2016 Mixed 48 X 48; 48 in Round © Diane Arrieta
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St. Brigid (Patron Saint of wild boar), 2016 Mixed 48 X 48; 48 in Round © Diane Arrieta
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St. Collette (Patron saint of birds), 2016 Mixed 48 X 48; 48 in Round
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St. Ulphia (Patron saint of frogs), 2016 Mixed 48 X 48; 48 in Round
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St. Gobnait (Patron saint of bees), 2016 Mixed 48 X 48; 48 in Round © Diane Arrieta
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St. Ariel (patron saint for healing wildlife), 2016 Mixed 48 X 48; 48 in Round © Diane Arrieta
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Little Deer, 2015 Mixed 48 in Round © Diane Arrieta
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Til the Cows Come Home, 2015 Mixed Variable Upon Installation © Diane Arrieta
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My Kingdom Ain't So Magic, 2015 Mixed Variable Upon Installation
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Oh Deer, 2015 Acrylic and Cut Vinyl on Wood Panel, Plus Wire Trees 48 X 48 X 6" © Birds are Nice (aka Diane Arrieta)
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Save the whales, 2015 Acrylic on Metal Garage Door 12' X 10' Inches © Birds are Nice
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Little Panda, 2014 Cut Vinyl on Dry Wall 80 X 72" © Diane Arrieta( Birdsarenice)
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This little Piggy, 2013 Mixed 4 X 4' Plus Pig Sculpture
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Frogmen of Cedar Creek, 2014 Acrylic, Hand Cut Vinyl on Wood 24 X34 © Birds are Nice
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Home Sweet Home, 2010 Mixed Media Video Installation Varied Upon Installation © Birds are Nice
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Home Sweet Home (Detail), 2010 Acrylic on Cardboard, Video Installation Vary Upon Installation © Birds are nice
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
Pennsylvania
Lives in
Palm Beach
Works in
Pam Beach/Miami
Schools
Florida Atlantic University, BFA- ceramic sculpture
Edinburgh College of Art - University of Edinburgh
Representing galleries
THe Box Gallery; Girl's Club Collection
Tags
figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, video-art, conceptual, pop, digital, graffiti/street-art, exhibition/performance
Statement

Birds are nice is a visual artist and designer working in South FLorida.

The work of Birds are Nice (aka Diane Arrieta) utilizes various printmaking techniques with cut vinyl, illustration, sculpture and animation. The work has a distinct urban feel, with a style rooted in the comic book genre, but also has strong early influences from artist like Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns and Daisy Youngblood.

The work is used as a communication tool for raising awareness of biological concepts related to biodiversity, species loss; habitat degradation and the relationship of these things to human health and well-being. Parallel to the environmental topics, much of the work is based on social-political issues, mainly affecting women and children.