I am continuing to explore the aesthetic values I have recently been admiring in Japanese woodblock prints. For this work, I was interested in creating an expansive background space from an aerial view. I have altered my subject to now represent no specific culture, but to celebrate a universal emotion: courage. Even the ducky is unsure if this leap into the uncertain is a good idea. The robot is, however, defeating her personal demons and holding space for the empowering question, "What could go right?"

This piece is made of hand cut and torn paper adhered to cradled wood panel with matte medium and acrylic glazing. The sides are finished with the torn, yellowed pages of a novel and the work comes wired to hang.

- Diane Flick

A Long Way Down

hand cut and torn paper adhered to cradled plywood panel with matte medium and minimal acrylic glazing on wood

Signed on front

12" h x 6" w x 2" d
1 lbs. 4 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. Fun fact: Diane hasn’t owned a TV in 15 years, but she still loves watching Golden Girls DVD’s with her sister.