One’s first bath is an adorable and memorable mark in a new life. I have just become a mother, and am so thoroughly enjoying moments like this with my new little boy. For a robot, bathing comes with the added complication of avoiding rust and material degradation. However, that is not a problem for this family, equipped with the necessary preventative fluids. Baby shows surprise, but will soon sink into the luxury of being adored in so many of which is the process of being lovingly cleaned. This piece is made of hand cut and torn paper adhered to a cradled wood panel with matte medium. The sides are finished with imagery of various colorful quilts. The work comes wired and ready to hang.

- Diane Flick

Bot's First Bath

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

Signed on front

12" h x 16" w x 1.75" d
2 lbs. 0 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.