Grey Dimond-Cates was born in Kansas City, KS and raised
in La Jolla, CA. After receiving her BFA from Stephens College
in Columbia, MO, Lark returned to La Jolla where she worked
as an artist for the San Diego Zoo.
1980, shortly after her marriage, she and her husband, Ken,
spent a year in Veracruz, Mexico working in a bi-national,
bi-cultural school where she was the art instructor for
grades 1 through 9. Upon returning to San Diego, Lark worked
on her teaching credential at SDSU and concurrently worked
at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego for
2 years as an art teacher.
In 1984, Lark and Ken moved to Kailua Kona, HI where Lark pursued
her career as a watercolorist producing prints and originals of
local landscapes and Hawaiian subject matter. She then moved into
sculpture focusing on traditional Hawaiian hula figures. Subsequently,
she was awarded a commission by the State Foundation on Culture
and the Arts to produce five life-sized Hawaiian women to be installed
at the Keahole International Airport in Kailua Kona, HI. This
project was dedicated in November of 2000.
Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.
Overlapping the Hawaii commission, Lark had the opportunity to
design, oversee and produce the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture
Garden in Springfield, MA. This project involved 6 years of her
life and produced over 30 Seuss characters in bronze. The Seuss
Memorial was dedicated in June of 2002 and enjoys increasing nationwide
P. Boland Memorial.
Following the Seuss Memorial Sculpture Garden, Lark was commissioned
to design and create a memorial to Edward P. Boland, a Springfield,
MA native who spent 36 years in the U.S. House of Representatives.
This project was dedicated in October, 2003.
Seuss and the Geisel Library, UCSD.
In honor of Dr. Seuss' 100th birthday on March 2, 2004, Lark unveiled
a sculpture of the author and his famous "Cat in the Hat,"
which now stands adjacent to the Geisel Library on the campus
to Craig Noel, Founding Artistic Director, Old Globe Theater.
Balboa Park, San Diego, CA.
Shortly after the installation of the Dr. Seuss tribute at the
Geisel Library at UCSD, Lark designed and created a life size
bust of Craig Noel. The sculpture, a tribute to Noel, who has
been actively involved with the theater since 1937, was dedicated
in the summer of 2005, coinciding with Noel's 90th birthday.
to the Founders of the School of Medicine, UMKC.
In 2006, Lark began designing and sculpting this tribute in the
form of busts of the three men who founded the University of Missouri,
Kansas City, School of Medicine. The sculptures were dedicated
in the fall of 2007.
to Dr. Seuss, Dartmouth College, Hanover NH.
In May of 2006, Lark was contacted by Dartmouth College to design
and produce a sculptural tribute to Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel), who
was an alumnus at the college. In August of 2006, Lark and her
husband Ken visited Dartmouth and met with the President of the
college and his advisors to begin the planning phase of the project.
Lark plans to install this piece in 2008.
lives in Rancho Santa Fe, CA and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.
When not working on commissions, she is designing and sculpting
a series based on the female form along with a body of work inspired
by her experiences in Mexico.