I remember feeling a surge of joy when I felt the subtle pulse of new friendship as a child. New friends made their way into my life, not often, but effortlessly. It just felt good, like the first licks of an ice cream cone on a warm summer afternoon. Having ice cream with one another, especially in this beautiful setting, embodies contentment for these new fast friends.  There's just not much that can top robot love.

This wood panel was blanketed first with the torn, yellowed pages of a novel, then painted over with transparent yellow/green acrylic so that the text is readily visible on all sides, as well as in some more transparent areas of the painting.  The image itself is done in oil.  The work comes wired and ready to hang.

- Diane Flick

Black Cherry 'n' Vanilla

Oil, acrylic, collage on wood

Signed on front

8" h x 16" w x 1.75" d
1 lbs. 10 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.