Diane Tessman

Fiber

Diane Tessman

Juried Member

As a child, growing up on rural Minnesota, working with the hands was important to us. It became the foundation of most of the things that we did and still do. Planting a seed in the earth and watching it evolve from the idea inside of it into its full potential. Thus we learned tending to an idea to bring it into fruition. We watched as the seasons affected its chemistry. Thus, we learned color and its relationship to its surroundings. Nature is a great teacher; her lessons are endless. Those lessons are the backbone of my artwork and I draw on them endlessly for inspiration and strength.

I am active in the artist community, participating in art shows, giving workshops, and being represented in several galleries in the Midwest area. It is my belief that it is my responsibility to pass on those traits and values that sustain me and I return that attitude in the things that come forth from my hands and my heart.