Diana Scherer natural textile artist
German born visual artist Diana Scherer lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She studied fine art at the Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and her practice encompasses photography, material research, plant root-weaving and sculpture.
Scherer explores the relationship of humans versus their natural environment and their desire to control nature and has developed a process by which plant roots are grown into intricate textile-like patterns. The project Exercises in Root System Domestication originated as an art project but it has also developed into an innovative material research for a new and sustainable textile material. Working on this project Scherer shifts between disciplines, from design to art, craft and science and works collaboratively with biologists, engineers and designers.
For more information on Diana and her work, visit her website
or listen to her YouTube talk