“My work centres around questions about the human condition, what it is to be human and how we relate to our environment. I am constantly drawn to the paradox between the idea of the uniqueness of the individual and the fact that humans are just one of billions of organisms that inhabit the planet. My installations often involve an element of public participation and this involvement with people is central to my practice.”
Diana's work is mixed media installation, sculpture and public art. She is active in international exchanges and has exhibited in France, Germany, Romania, Russia, Greece and the Netherlands as well as the UK. She has been Artist in Residence in many different settings and examples of her public art can be seen in the Oxford area.
To celebrate seventy years of twinning links I exhibited 'The Big Question Mark' project in Remigiusplatz, Bonn 26-30 August 2017 in collaboration with poets from Oxford and Bonn. Images and contributions can be viewed at www.thebigquestionmarkartproject.com.
In October I co-ordinated and exhibited in 'Material World an International Perspective' in the Cloister Gallery at St. John the Evangelist, Iffley Road, Oxford. The exhibition invited an artist from Bonn, Grenoble, Leiden and Perm to exhibit with four Oxford artists.
‘Reflections on Humanity’, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford. Art installations by Diana Bell, Christel Steier and Diana Forster. View the video of poetry readings at the Remembrance event.