Illustrator and fine artist now accepting commissions
Indulging In A Passion For Mark-Making: the Artist’s Statement
Diana Ludwig, Fine Artist and Illustrator
2411 Belltown Road, Clarington, Pennsylvania 15828
330-530-2659; 814-752-6328; firstname.lastname@example.org
Engaging in adrenaline-charged mark-making, the artist is attempting to portray the writhing mass of life forms around her. She includes fields of energy and minefields of emotion and thought which are clearly visible to her. The landscape writhes; geologic history is compressed and covers about 37 hours which are all recorded in her piece. This vision is applied to figures and activities that capture her wits, are absorbed, digested & spewed back out upon the working surface. A piece is physically worked into, pushed, pulled, gashed, soothed and stroked. A wide variety of mostly water-soluble media are used to converse with the ground, usually crashing beyond any boundaries of tidiness. Neither is the evolution of the idea behind any piece tidy. She almost always begins with a concrete glimpse of nature, from which a dialogue ensues, arguments tumult, tempers flare, spirits plummet, and soar – and usually surprised herself—the artist emerges—quite scathed—on the other side with a rich piece, evidence of a journey. It’s as if the artist steps off deliberately pursuing uncertainty.
Ludwig has a fine arts degree with an emphasis on drawing from Kutztown University.
She has spent 16 years in chocolate factories doing everything from running a moulding ... Read More