A Brunswick Beach, 24 x 36 inches, marker and ink on paper.
positions, as well as the subject matter of many of her pieces.
Her fascination with pattern, detail, and bright color palettes is
seen in “Dream House,” which shows the influence of desert geog-raphy
and aesthetics. This piece depicts a quaint home interior
through three window-like vignettes. Small woven stairs connect
each room. Over a backdrop of rustic, woven fibers and bright yel-low
flowers, the domestic space comprises softly drawn patterns and
organic color schemes, with several variations on green and blue
The piece was largely inspired by plant life the artist encountered
“The place we stayed in in Mexico was beautiful,” she says. “And
I’ve always liked the idea of living in a plant house — so I based this
piece on the plant life I saw there.”
The artist gives the viewer a glimpse into a daydream. Focusing
on intimate domestic locales — a bedroom, bathroom, and eclecti-cally
decorated living room — this drawing possesses a calming,
comforting quality. It is easy to imagine the warm, dry air and vast
horizon that surround this quiet space.
Divoky’s passion for history can be seen in works that borrow
from cultural myth and legend. Our primary knowledge base for
many prehistoric and ancient cultures comes from the study
of works of art, and Divoky invests many hours in researching her
desired subject matter before beginning a piece in these series.