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14″ rib style egg basket woven from weeds and other plants from my yard and neighborhood: oak, jacaranda, mallow, cudweed, lavender and grasses.
Artwork on the glass of an old window. Decals, or stickers, of hands fingerspelling, and underneath, Braille spells out the message of the piece. A phone sits at the bottom of the window, providing live captioning. The fingerspelling, Braille, and phone say "When we build inclusive spaces, everyone can participate." By Diana Kohne
Open Caption was part of a juried installation on the subject of inclusivity. My work communicates its message in fingerspelling and Braille, giving typical viewers the experience of a communication barrier, as those with hearing and vision differences encounter regularly. During the receptions, the cell phone provided live captioning, converting spoken interaction into inclusive communication. The show was supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs, City of Los Angeles, Audubon Center at Debs Park, and Dearantler.
art by diana kohne shows an umbrella with images in each umbrelly segment. Images are: a steak, a delivery truck, a throwaway coffee cup, airplane, major bank credit/debit card, a large home, an a/c unit and an SUV.
My recent work for Shade in LA, an installation at Arroyo Arts Collective curated by Jolly de Guzman, brought awareness to shade access. My work discusses ways the privileged contribute to rising heat and suffering, often, in the ways that they escape it.
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My LA River Tower etching hangs with the pans in this Apartment Therapy feature, top left.
See the article here. Photo credit: Jessica Isaac
Page from my hand pressed book of climate action still lifes.
This page features an etching of my local community sustained agriculture (CSA) box.
I painted this during the height of the Pandemic, when I wondered if we would ever see faces in public again.
Diana Kohne Rozee Meat market painting of an intersection in Sunland
Liquor Market
Diana Kohne Best Deal Motors LA lurban landscape painting
Best Deal Motors
Diana Kohne painting of a railing urban scenes
Glendale Rail 10″ x 7″ acrylic on panel
Freeway Entrance Los Angeles urban landscape painting by Diana Kohne
Freeway Entrance 2019