Diana Reuter-Twining


My sculpture is informed by my architectural education.

Like architecture, sculpture has a field of energy that expands from its core, and like architecture, it is experienced in four dimensions, time being the fourth. Architects and sculptors both have the ability to manipulate time. An architect can strategically place a stair or window to slow down the participant’s experience; a sculptor can encourage the viewer to walk around a piece through gesture, rhythm, scale, and color.

I pursued architecture as a practical way to make a living and, after 20 years, I was sketching a sculpture I wanted someone to create for me when my husband Ned asked, ‘Why don’t you do it yourself?’.

I enrolled in the Corcoran School of Art and subsequently in the Loveland Academy of Art and the Scottsdale Artists’ School. Having the opportunity to study both painting and sculpture with master artists was such an incredible opportunity.

My career changed dramatically when I became a member of American Women Artists. There I found my own voice. AWA’s commitment to their core mission of ‘inspiring, encouraging, and celebrating women in the visual fine arts’ was there when I was ready.