This piece marks a movement in the aesthetic of the Bots series. I have made two shifts. One is towards more of a focus on the bots environment, and the other is the use of more varied scrap sizes. I found, after painting a large reproduction of a Japanese Shin Hanga, that I was invigorated by the large spaces so intentionally and artfully utilized in this tradition. I decided to incorporate this aesthetic into my bots collages. In order to do this, I would not only pan out and show more of the environment around the bot subjects, but also simplify their surroundings to offer more visual space. I integrated this here by using much larger scraps of paper for the vacuous reflection of the sky. Additionally, because of the markedly smaller scale of the bot, I have used the tiniest paper scraps to date for the rivets on his body. This tiny bot, happily observing his reflection, is meant to embody the peaceful contentment that can result from embracing the random in all its perceived imperfections. This piece is made of hand cut and torn paper adhered to a cradled wood panel with matte medium. It comes ready to hang.

- Diane Flick

A Day With No Wind

Hand cut and torn paper adhered to solid plywood panel with matte medium on wood

Signed on front

16" h x 12" w x 1.75" d
2 lbs. 7 oz.



Diane Flick
Menlo Park, California

Getting to Know Diane

As a kid, Diane Flick often empathized with inanimate objects; she worried a Kleenex box on her headboard felt unloved because she never held it as she did her stuffed animals. Consequently, she would sometimes add it to her plush family for snuggling. Looking through the lenses of playfulness, emotional warmth, and scenes from a dramatic childlike imagination, the ‘bots series seeks to explore the sentience of non-sentient beings. Diane hasn’t owned a TV in 15 years, but she still loves watching Golden Girls DVD’s with her sister.