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

Diane Flick is a Bay Area artist who paints quirky portraits of robots with a playful color palette and masterful realism. Each of Diane’s robots expresses its own humanlike and idiosyncratic personality. From an early age, she had a fascination with inanimate objects and often imagined what they would be like with human characteristics. Her portfolio explores the human experience through non-human subjects.