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Diana Madriaga

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Getting There, 2011 Ceramic, Recycled Pallet Wood © Diana Madriaga
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Razor, 3/2012 Ceramic 40" X 42" X 8" © Diana Madriaga
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Purgatory, 2012 Ceramic 84" X 42" X 40" © Diana Madriaga
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Unconscious Desire, 2012 Ceramic, Pallet Wood Variable © Diana Madriaga
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Numb, 2012 Ceramic, Pallet Wood Variable © Diana Madriaga
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Enough of Me, 2012 Ceramic, Pallet Wood Variable © Diana Madriaga
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Captivity (detail shot), 2011 Seed Pods, Glass Jars, Led's Variable © Diana Madriaga
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Captivity , 2011 Seed Pods, Glass Jars, Led's Variable © Diana Madriaga
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work from Warped Recycled Pallet Wood, Textiles
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Let It Burn, 2011 Recycled Pallet Wood, Sawdust © Diana Madriaga
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Kenwood, 2012 Recycled Pallet Wood, Sawdust © Diana Madriaga
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Mahogany Wingnut, 2012 Mahogany
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(installation shot), 2012 Recycled Pallet Wood, Textiles
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The Lady, 2012 Recycled Pallet Wood, Textiles
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The Mama, 2012 Recycled Pallet Wood, Textiles
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Feeling is Believing Fabric, Recycled Wood
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Back On the Journey: The Road (detail), 2013 Found Wood, Textile Dye © Diana Madriaga
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Samsara, 2013 Natural Dyed Textiles, Recycled Wood 10 X 10 X 13 Inches © Diana Madriaga
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Seductive Surrogate: Hard-Edge (detail), 2013 Reclaimed Found Wood, Pallets, Brass Hardware 61 X 22 1/2 X 23 Inches © Diana Madriaga
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(Press Card) Tipping Point
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(back card)
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Dhyana, 2008 Cherry, Poplar, Plywood, Hand-cut Rusted Nails, Acrylic Paint, Graphite 32" H X 68" W X 32" D © Diana Madriaga
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Abnoba, 2008 Mahogany, Dyed Textiles, Light Fixture 80" H X 28" W X 28" D © Diana Madriaga
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Forged Emotion, 2009 Mahogany, Steel 36" H X 19" W X 12" D © Diana Madriaga
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Isolation, 2009 Walnut, Cast Aluminum, Poplar 60" H X 24" W X 8" D © Diana Madriaga
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RINYCA, 2009 Poplar, Cast Iron, Sand 50" H X 24" W X 3" D © Diana Madriaga
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Journey to the Nave of Natura, 2009 Hand Textured Poplar, Steel, Acrylic Paint 10' H X 8' W X 8' D © Diana Madriaga
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Journey to the Nave of Natura (Detail), 2009 Hand Textured Poplar, Steel, Acrylic Paint 10' H X 8' W X 8' D © Diana Madriaga
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Arduina, 2008 Mahogany, Steel, Candles 80" H X 28" W X 28" D © Diana Madriaga
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California Moon, 2008 Mahogany, Hand Made Paper 18" H X 36" W X 1" D © Diana Madriaga
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Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Schools
Rochester Institute of Technology, 2009, BFA
California State University Los Angeles (CSULA)
Tags
Wood installation, ceramic, clay, recycled mixed-media, sculpture, conceptual
Statement

The core of my sculptures includes sensitivity to the materials at hand.  By transforming discarded wood remnants and various other found materials into new forms, I reinvent the resources to take on a new state of being.  I value the ability to strip down the materials to its most basic construction symbolically attempting to retain its innocence or purity.  This innocence finds itself conceptually throughout the work as I try to maintain a sense of play within the new sculptures. In addition, my work incorporates personal experiences in parallel to larger universal issues.  From childhood events to day to day encounters, I address topics that directly relate, and continue to influence my art practice.