Sculpture
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Porcelain, Tea Bags, Encaustic, Velvet
Pink Tutu
2015
Porcelain, Tea Bags, Encaustic, Velvet
5 1/2"H x 9"W x 7"D

Some years ago I was making many porcelain pinch pots and somehow I made one this deep. I always knew I would use it in my work because it was so wonderfully phallic. It hung around the studio for many years until one day I envisioned the tutu part. I'm pleased the piece is confusing, sexy and funny all at the same time.
Diane Gabriel Sculpture
Pink Tutu, Rear View

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Original Printed Fabric, Silicone, Found Frame
Bag Of Tears
2015 - 2016
Original Printed Fabric, Silicone, Found Frame
7 1/2"H x 9 3/4" W x 5" D

In 2007 I had the honor of hearing a talk given by Elie Wiesel, a hero of mine. He recounted traveling around the world to visit survivors of genocide. Unable to complete their story without crying, Mr. Wiesel said, "Sometimes he traveled around the world collecting tears". I always knew I would make a bag of tears. I just didn't know what it would look like until 2015.
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Original Printed Fabric, Silicone,Found Frame
Bag Of Tears / Side View
2015 - 2016
Original Printed Fabric, Silicone,Found Frame
7 1/2" H x 9 3/4" W x 5" d

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Tea Bags, Hair, Interfacing, Clay
Hair Shirt
2013
Tea Bags, Hair, Interfacing, Clay
14"H x 12" W x 9"D

The original hair shirt was a vest made of ox hair worn in the Middle Ages. The goal of a hair shirt was basically to torture the wearer because of its discomfort against the skin. My intention, fashioned as it is like a contemporary mans shirt is meant to be worn by the investment bankers and stock brokers who caused the 2008 recession.
Diane Gabriel Sculpture
Hair Shirt, Side View

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Tea Bags, Hair, Clay
Hair Suit
2011 - 2012
Tea Bags, Hair, Clay
20" x 15" x 6"

The Hair Suit is a visual pun on the word hirsute which does indeed mean hairy.
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Tea Bags, hair, clay
Detail: Hair Suit/ Hirsute
2011 -2012
Tea Bags, hair, clay
20" x 16" x 6"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Tea bags, encaustic, Hawthorns, plaster
Child's Shoe With Thorns
2006
Tea bags, encaustic, Hawthorns, plaster
8" x 8" x 4"
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Tea bags, hair, hawthorn branch
Dangerous Times
2006
Tea bags, hair, hawthorn branch
7" x 8" x 4"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Tea bags, thread
Child's Tea Dress With Tucked Bodice
2005
Tea bags, thread
31" x 12"x 12"
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Tea bags, thread
Detail, Child's Tea Dress With Tucked Bodice
2005
Tea bags, thread
31" x 12" x 12"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Original photograph,original etching, beads, found box
Anatomy Lesson Number One
2003
Original photograph,original etching, beads, found box
6" x 3 1/2" x 5"
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Original etching, fabric,thread,wooden box
Dazed And Confused
2003
Original etching, fabric,thread,wooden box
6 1/2" x 3 1/2" x 1 1/4"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Porcelain, fabric
Cherished Heart
2006
Porcelain, fabric
8" x 6 1/2" x 7 1/4"
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Porcelain, Barberry thorns,muslin, acrylic paint
Wounded Heart
2000
Porcelain, Barberry thorns,muslin, acrylic paint
5" x 6 1/2" x 7 1/4"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Plaster, ferns, acrylic paint
View From My Studio
2006
Plaster, ferns, acrylic paint
11 1/2" x 7" 4 5/8"
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Plaster, ferns, acrylic paint
View From My Studio, (Detail)
2006
Plaster, ferns, acrylic paint
11 1/2" x 7" x 4 5/8"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Pocelain
Child's Torso
2010
Pocelain
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Birch bark, encaustic, plaster
Torso
2003
Birch bark, encaustic, plaster
23" x 15" x 11"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Cottonwood tree seeds, thread,beads, cast iron
New Brain
2008
Cottonwood tree seeds, thread,beads, cast iron
14" x 5" x 3"
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Cottonwood tree seeds, thread,beads,cast iron
Detail, New Brain
Cottonwood tree seeds, thread,beads,cast iron
14" x 5" x 3"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Plaster, fabric, pastel, acrylic
Home Theatre
2005
Plaster, fabric, pastel, acrylic
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Muslin, latex
Shelter
2004
Muslin, latex
2 1/2" x 5" x 4"

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Cast iron
Bodice
Cast iron
Diane Gabriel Sculpture Cast iron, (six pieces)
Homage
Cast iron, (six pieces)

Diane Gabriel Sculpture Mixed, Paper, plastic,cardboard, fabric, graphite, cheesecloth, paint
Vestigial Riddle
1984
Mixed, Paper, plastic,cardboard, fabric, graphite, cheesecloth, paint
36" x 24" x 24"
Diane Gabriel Sculpture
Vestigial Riddle, Detail

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