This piece is made of hand cut and torn paper adhered to a cradled masonite panel with matte medium. It is the first collage in the 'Bots series. What started out as a fun experiment to experience making an image from small bits of paper became a strongly-propelled desire to make more, more and more. I wanted a subject that was simple, but quirky and soulful. A robot and his dog; perfect. This is what started me thinking about infusing emotions into machines created in our own image. The sides are finished with random imagery and the work comes ready to hang.

- Diane Flick

'Bots Best Friend

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

Signed on front

5" h x 7" w x 1.5" d
0 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.