Dyane Brown

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Dyane Brown 2 (web)Dyane Brown is an artist and art instructor working out of her Garden Studio in downtown Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. Dyane has been fighting wireless smart meters for more than three years, and she is a member of the class action lawsuit currently underway against BC Hydro over health risks and other hazards of smart meters. When other residents of her condominium tower wanted to let the phone company put a cell tower on the roof, Dyane successfully organized opposition within her building, and the cell tower was defeated. Last summer, she travelled to Haida Gwaii (formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands) off the northern BC coastline in search of some remnant of the natural world where she could escape the reach of electro-pollution. Through her Haidi Gwaii series of paintings below, we too can return to the primordial forest.

Artist’s Statement:

“I am someone who has come to art in my later years. It is my way of being in the moment.  It is my refuge. I live in downtown Nanaimo where parks, restaurants and even my condo building are full of Wi-Fi.  I try to reduce my exposure. I have no cell phone, no DECT phone, no microwave oven, no smart meter myself. But I experience the effects of other peoples’ choices. Having had Graves Disease, an endocrine disorder, all of my adult life, I am conscious of long-term stress effects from non-visible sources. Looking for a place more free of EMF pollution, I travelled with my son last summer to Haida Gwaii, returning home to paint “Giants of The Forest”.  For me, these trees represent strength, endurance and wisdom. In their presence, I feel peace. My body becomes less guarded, more open.

“I am always looking for ways I can be less harmful on this planet. Two years ago I gave up car ownership and joined the  Nanaimo Carshare Co-op. I walk, take the bus or share a car. I have been a vegetarian now for 43 years. I buy local as much as I can and this year am finally achieving a productive  garden. Living more simply is my goal.” ~Dyane Brown

Haida Gwaii series © Dyane Brown

The Guardians (30″x36″) © Dyane Brown

Haida Gwaii series / Giants of the Forest © Dyane Brown

Giants of the Forest (30″x36″) © Dyane Brown

Haida Gwaii series © Dyane Brown

Forest Nursery (36″x48″) © Dyane Brown

Haida Gwaii series © Dyane Brown

Rooted (18″x24″) © Dyane Brown

One thought on “Dyane Brown

  1. Awake+Fried

    Very nice!

    ROOTED [for Good], Pic #4: “Though the root thereof wax old in the earth, and the stock thereof die in the ground; Yet through the scent of water it will bud, and bring forth boughs like a plant.”
    –Job 14:8-9.

    ROOTED [in Harm & Evil, such as EMR, RFR, MWR, LFR]: “And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.”
    –Matthew 3:10.

    I especially liked the angle of the “Guardians” trees in Pic #1! They remind me of the one lonely huge tall-to-the-sky pine tree in our yard when we were kids. My most favorite thing was to lie down next to it, with head as close to the trunk’s bark as I could get, then let my eyes slowly travel up the tree higher & higher until, like a fireworks display, my eyes’ view would widen out to take in all the big branches at the top along with the white puffy clouds in the blue sky. Ahhhh! What a thrill! Then I would start over again from the bottom & do that “eyes climb” over & over again, lol! It was a blast, & your Guardians represent that perfect angle of sight from the bottom of the trunk! Bravo! Well done!

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