About the Artist
Diane Ogden is 49 years young and born in Worcester, Mass, but has lived in Lincoln most of her life. She has two children, Jessica, age 25, who is married and has a son, Casey, and Alex, age 17, who is a senior at Lincoln High, my alma mater. She has loved creating art as long as she can remember and on the walls of her parent's house. She especially loves painting, mosaics and making jewelry. In 2008, she made a mosaic glass cross for the Across Lincoln art project. She has worked at the Post Office as a mail carrier for 25 years.
I was in Kenya in 2001 for Survivor Africa... don't get too excited, I was the 1st one booted! This barrel is a continuation of my travels in Africa after I left Survivor. The CBS staff asked what we wanted to do after we left and I said I wanted to go somewhere by the water...so we stayed at Diani beach on the Indian Ocean. While there, I went snorkeling and saw some pretty cool fish. So between my love of fish and Africa...the "fish" barrel came to be.
"I think art is very important and I feel very blessed for this gift God has given me." - Diane