Most visual artists create art that they hope will stick around for years to come. However, Diego Miró-Rivera, is satisfied knowing his land works will be erased in days, sometimes minutes. The Yale student doesn’t treat his landscape art like a final product and instead finds excitement in the time he spends creating them.
As a student studying cognitive science and art, Diego has always been interested in how the creative and cognitive practices meet. “I believe that one of the only ways to find that out is to experiment and push it to the extremes to see what happens,” says Diego.
The work that goes into creating such large, captivating pieces are all part of the creative process that Diego values most. We sat down with him to talk, spatial memory, environment and how he personifies the Earth.