'Art, for me, is largely osmosis with a mood, thinking through feeling, doing and letting the psyche wander in reflection rather than overtly with the mind.'
Dide Siemmond creates visual art, from drawing, painting and photographing, to sculpting. Please email her to see more examples, or click on ‘Visual art’ in the footer to see a few. Despite primarily focussing on writing and music, she has many art-related ideas - some of them hybrid projects and others purely visual art.
Her recent project links music, poetry and a moving bronze sculpture (all of which she has done herself) for exhibitive purposes, to raise environmental awareness and use coral as a sociological metaphor, since humans and corals both react similarly to stress. These are based on and incorporate underwater coral data she gathered in the Coral Reef off Australia. She is also lucky enough to have been awarded a residency at the Kokkola Art Museum in Finland in December 2018, in conjunction with Kokkola Art School and Kokkola Town Theatre, where she mainly explored molten metal sculptures with poems (all done by herself), molten metal and snow paintings exploring freezes and our approach to mental health, and photographs linking bleached coral with snowscapes leading to multiple press coverage (n.b. prior residencies in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2015, and Sapporo, Japan, in 2016).
If you would like to see photos of her joint exhibition in Japan in December 2016 with British sculptor and knife-maker Tobias Ford, please go to 'Exhibitions' in the footer. In this show, they decided to explore the relationship between poetry and sculpture, viewing writing like visual art. They have also exhibited together in THE ROOM contemporary art gallery in Venice at the IT'S LIQUID International Art Show (http://www.itsliquid.com/interview-dide-siemmond.html) in 2017, subsequently leading to an invitation to exhibit at the Jorge Jurado Gallery in Bogotá in Colombia, as well as in curated shows in the UK. During these experiences, she also learnt a new skill, hand-making artisanal knives herself.
Dide draws portraits as gifts too. If you would like to see some of her work, please click on 'Visual art' in the footer, where you will see some samples. You can commission her by emailing her. Remember to send her a photograph and specify how tonal or graphic you'd like the drawing.