Lynn Di Nino
|Elected||Former President of Northwest Designer Craftsmen|
A self-taught artist, Lynn Di Nino works in a variety of media, often in collaboration with other artists. Raised by a single mother of five who worked as a waitress, she collected many throw-aways in order to create her art projects. Lynn became a full-time artist after a recession lay-off at Seattle Mental Health where she worked as a recreational therapist. She is known for her whimsical animal sculpture with a welded steel skeleton created from fabric or concrete, often incorporating found objects. She also works with recycled materials on projects involving social and political observations.
Examples of her work include:
- Chalkboard chicken in 1993, which became a business selling molded concrete art objects. Sold business in 2001.
- Created the armatures used by seven other artists to create the Fremont Solstice Parade and Earth Day Ice Queen Costumes in 2009.
- Burnham & Root Uprooted assemblage sculptural work memorializing the demolished Luzon Building.
- Coats of Many Sweaters apparel made from recycled sweaters.
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