I had the most fun making this piece because it was my first attempt at abstraction in collage, which I have now discovered is incredibly fun, and because the subject matter is so silly. It is based on the famous "Nude Descending a Staircase, No. 2" by Marcel Duchamp, which I really enjoy. With my piece, I got to borrow his style and subject and make it hilarious by substituting a robot for the nude, and completely ridiculous by making the robot's mode of transport a single wheel. It was an all-around great time.

The piece is made of hand cut and torn paper adhered to a cradled masonite panel with matte medium. The work comes wired to hang.

- Diane Flick

'Bot Descending a Staircase

Hand cut and torn paper adhered to cradled masonite panel with matte medium on masonite board

Signed on front

36" h x 24" w x 1.88" d
8 lbs. 4 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.