Several years ago, a relapse of MS combined with the worsening of a traumatic brain injury she had suffered in a 1984 motorcycle accident led to Acquired Savant Syndrome and synesthesia. Suddenly her vision and cognition were drastically affected; and a part of her brain was essentially rewired, giving her artistic abilities she had never before possessed.
“I guess you might call it an ‘awakening’; it was strange—to say the least— but at the same time wonderful,” says Diana.
In her work, Diana doesn’t merely reproduce fractals mechanically, but actually deconstructs and reconstructs them, reworking them into basic primitive shapes and radiantly colored patterns—twisting the mechanics of geometry and the natural order.
In a sense, her work functions as an ongoing series of dispatches from this strange subjective world; but is still closely connected to a universal, shared reality for which her relatively new gifts as an artist have made her an ideal emissary.