Diana's animal and bird sculptures are constructed by manipulating newspaper to form a shape. Each piece of art is created to a very specific size and proportion. She uses a wire backbone to give rigidity for larger models and builds the paper up gradually, moulding and wrapping to create a solid form. She may cut into the shape and bring out pattern and layering detail by a repeated process of varnishing and sanding the surface. Scraps of text and colour begin to emerge which give each piece a unique character.
Bird in a mask
Paper and wire sculpted bird and mask.
Length 18cm, width 16cm, height 8cm
Little pink bird on a terracotta nest
Bird is made from paper and plaster which is sanded down to create a marbled effect.
15cm from beak to tail