Diana Markessinis is a Santa Ana based sculptor and fabricator especially known for welding organic forms out of salvaged metal. She received her Masters of Fine Art from California State University, Fullerton and her undergraduate degree in sculpture from West Virginia University, attending special workshops at the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art, France and the Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Deer Isle, Maine.

Markessinis has had her work permanently installed at the Park Santiago Nature Center in Santa Ana, The Artist Village in downtown Santa Ana, The Rails for Trails Sculpture Garden in West Virginia and private residences throughout Southern California. See full resume HERE


My journey to yoga came through the realization that the body is the greatest tool in the creative process. As a sculptor I constantly push my physical and mental limits in order to create objects that often times rise several feet above my own body. 10 years ago I began yoga to correct an injury and found it so helpful in my recovery process I was inspired to become a teacher myself.

My yoga practice exists alongside my creative process, connected together through physical and mental awareness. My awareness of self not only aids in my ability to plan out a project it also insures that I am always present in safety and serenity, two modes that are key to creating successfully.