Sculpting the fractal world

Those self-similar mathematical constructions commonly found throughout nature

are the language that inhabit the translucent stone universe

sculpted by her exceptional chisel

Diana Fernandez is a sculptor whose alabaster structures

offer  a translucent and ethereal quality

allowing her sculptures to constantly change

as the viewer’s perspective changes

or as the light moves around the space at different points in the day

Not focused on the material itself

but in its behaviour in relation to light or gravity

Diana is a sculptor of a kind of exponential cubism

 and instead of seeing things from several viewpoints

she offers an experience of  thousands of fractured perspectives

This act of transformation reshuffles the original image

blurring the boundary between the imaginal world

 and the real world of rocks, rivers, and oceans

She assumes the impossible

the challenge of sculpting the unseen

compelled by mystery

especially the mystery of the rock

and the forces that structure everything we know and experience

Her artwork is an invitation to us viewers

to be able to move in and around the fractal world  

and change our inner perception as we do so

In the pinnacle of her sculpting etymology

she appropriates the forces of nature

to propel out an important clue for us

to hunt down the secrets of the universe

 Are her fractal sculptures the road map to reality?

Do they symbolize a deliberate attempt to explain nature

or do they just happen to exist in the eyes of the beholder?

This is the challenge she excerpts from alabaster

to deliver our life experience with celestial- terrestrial- inner images.


Ralph C. Valley

Diana Fernández, Multifractal seen form the back, translucent white alabaster, height 28 x 40 x 38 cm. 2017

Diana Fernández, La Vita Nuova, front view, white italian translucent alabaster, 22x71 x 27 cm. 2017

Diana Fernández, Metamorphosis, prange translucent alabaster, 74x68x14cm 2015

Diana Fernández, Fractal Life, orange alabaster, 28 x30 x 10 cm. 2016. 

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