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Profile - Di West

Di West - Blonde with Fringe/Artist - is an Australian Artist, living and working on the South East Coast of Queensland. Di is a professional artist holding a Diploma in Fine Art and a Masters in Fine Art Degrees and has been creating paintings and sculpture for nearly 20 years.

The more recent paintings and sculptures you see in Di's portfolio are a direct result of her having moved to the country about one year ago. Di had lived all her life in the heart of Brisbane City and has just recently relocated to the beautiful and lush environment of Maleny, in the Hinterland adjacent to the Sunshine Coast, in Queensland, Australia.

Humour and colour have always played an important part in Di's work, allowing the viewer to engage on an immediate level, and she wishes this to continue in her new group of paintings and sculpture. Hopefully the pieces find resonances with the viewer that allow a personal dialogue.

The titles of the works that Di creates often come before the work itself, particularly in her sculpture and assemblage. By that Di "thinks in pictures". She has always enjoyed analysing song lyrics and metaphors and also write poetry, so the works are basically physical interpretations of text. Di's assemblage and constructions all represent interpretations of metaphors and sayings. Basically, Di creates her own visual language. Her bronze sculptures are also interpretations of metaphors or songs, in a three dimensional form.