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"There's something about being near the volcano...

"I would have been far less of an artist if I weren't surrounded by all the natural beauty here -- the volcano, native plants -- and solitude of rural living. I live inside a rainforest and am barely on the grid here."


"You just have to start, you have to begin somewhere," says Dietrich with a great deal of conviction. "At first I carved wooden tikis....

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"We pride ourselves in remaining outside the establishment. We come in the back door. They think we're all wrong.

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"We don't have hair dryers and blenders and computers and all that crap -- all the hairspray of life."

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