'Bots LunchDiane Flick
Hand cut and torn paper adhered to cradled masonite panel with matte medium on Masonite board
Signed on front
42 " h x 18 " w x 1.5 " d |7 lbs. 0 oz.
This piece is made of hand cut and torn paper adhered to a cradled masonite panel with matte medium. Any limitations I had previously imposed on myself for finding imagery evaporated with this piece. From the various images of lettuces, shrubs, and trees I gathered from various sources to create the forest, to the large chest of drawers that covers the dinosaur's chest; from the human ear that makes his nostril to the different grains of wicker and burlap that create parts of his skin; and from the upside-down images of painted ladies' faces on his mane to the blackberries on his side, the possibilities for fooling the human eye into believing these disparate subjects make up this prehistoric predator felt incredibly liberating. The subject itself brings up reminiscences around playing out imaginative stories with unrelated toys as a kid... making Barbie go for a ride with Winnie the Pooh, having Lego people live in my Lincoln Log house, or in this case, enabling a hungry dinosaur to attack a family of robots. How ridiculous! Even if dinosaurs and robots could exist in the same time, metal doesn't substitute well for flesh... says the grown-up mind. The sides are finished with randomly cut and collaged graphics of very simplified wood grain and the work comes ready to hang.
Menlo Park, California
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.
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