Diana Thater (b. 1962, San Francisco, California) creates pioneering film, video and installation-based works. Her primary emphasis is on the tension between the natural environment and meditated reality. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including literature, animal behavior, mathematics, chess and sociology, her evocative and sometimes near-abstract works interact with their surroundings to create an intricate relationship between time-based and special dimensions. In her artwork Four Suns Video Wall she uses acquired spacecraft footage from NASA after they discovered that their images of the sun are separated into the component colors of light – red, green and blue – for study by scientists.