Whenever I ponder the state of the universe, salt-of-the earth robots naturally pop into my mind. Or the opposite happens, actually, which is what fostered the idea of juxtaposing my personal nod to American Gothic with an otherworldly environment. They have no natural commonalities between them which, of course, I find to be the most fun. It's like painting a portrait of someone's dog sitting on a lace pillow and titling it "Herd of Buffalo".

Things that make sense are around us everywhere. I enjoy the surreal, the bizarre and the nonsensical to counteract the sometimes humdrum effects of normalcy.

The piece is made of hand cut and torn paper adhered to a cradled masonite panel with matte medium. The sides are finished with a variety of sunset imagery, similar to the front background. The work comes wired and ready to hang.

- Diane Flick

The Final Frontier

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

Signed on front

16" h x 12" w x 1.63" d
3 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. Diane hasn’t owned a TV in 15 years, but she still loves watching Golden Girls DVD’s with her sister.