Wouldn't we all like to be privy to Alistair's tale? He looks like he's got a story to tell. He charms his buddies with clever anecdotes. He is enigmatic, handsome, and well spoken. He invites you into his circle of cronies to share a burnt mallow or two and some good old fashioned camaraderie. Please, do pull up some debris and join the fun.

This was my first attempt at a mixed media 'bot piece and it was a jolly good time! The paper collage process is always a lot of fun but glazing over it all with oils to create just the right glow from the fire and just the right campfire mood lighting was a new and thrilling experience. I shall be repeating it.

This piece is hand-cut and torn paper adhered to cradled plywood panel with matte medium then glazed with oil paint. The sides are finished with the torn, yellowed pages of a novel. The work comes wired and ready to hang.

- Diane Flick

Alistair Gromit Spins a Yarn

Mixed media artwork on wood
Signed on front

16" h x 24" w x 1.75" d
3 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. Fun fact: Diane hasn’t owned a TV in 15 years, but she still loves watching Golden Girls DVD’s with her sister.