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Artist | Traditional Art
United States
I have a tendency to personify inanimate objects and feel genuine compassion for those that are damaged or disregarded. I see potential in broken bits and find beauty in rust and erosion. The older an object, the more haunting and alluring its ghost. Collage & assemblage art allows me to indulge these concepts by creating small worlds in a box where tall tales are told, jokes are cracked, emotions stirred, poems imparted and songs are sung.

By using images that replicate the past and objects that authenticate it, my pieces become storytellers, dream interpreters and memory inducers. They are innately lyrical and flicker along to their own silent film. Their dimensional nature and design intend for you to raise an eyebrow and lean in for a closer look.

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It has been ages since I had my hand at a 2D traditional paper clipping collage.  Several years ago when I quit my day job to figure out what I REALLY wanted to do with my life....I sat around on my lazy butt for a while until the Creativity Itch came over me and demanded to be scratched.  I did so by creating multitudes of collages cut and pasted from the dusty stacks of magazines I found in the corner of my loft.  I made so many that people took notice and said "hey, you're an artist!"  It took me a bit longer to realize that in fact  I AM am an artist and this salvaging/recycling/reclaiming method of transforming materials into works of art was to take over my life.  Thanks to Deviant Art I also came to discover the work of some amazing assemblage artists and then things really got interesting.  
But I was recently invited by a group of SF collage artists to participate in a monthly gathering held at ARC gallery where I had my Circus Freaks assemblage show up.  We'd meet one Wednesday night a month and set up stations at a dozen tables, drink wine, listen to music and mingle while we cut and pasted our individual projects together.  I came up with a couple new pieces and will combine them with an older favorite from my more prolific collage making days to submit to Collage-A-Rama an upcoming group exhibition:…  

My Circus Freaks are also now on exhibit at City Art Coop Gallery in San Francisco July through August.  There is an opening reception on Friday, July 11th 7-10pm that I'd be delighted to meet you at.   Check out their facebook page here:…
  • Mood: Bemused
  • Listening to: The Butthole Surfers
  • Watching: Mission Street outside
  • Playing: Shop Girl at Secessionsf
  • Eating: skipping lunch
  • Drinking: Licorice Tea

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hummbuzz Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
Hugs and smiles, Dianne. :heart:
hummbuzz Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2014
Thank you, Dianne. :sun:
HozBotMer Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I stumbled upon yesterday's daily deviation and was pleased to find all of your collage work. I love it!
DianneHoffman Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thank you!
MSPumpkinmug Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I think your work is really great. I love your ideas :)
DianneHoffman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
I appreciate you saying so. Many thanks! Giggle 
gravenimagez Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014  Professional Artist
Utterly superb gallery! :clap:
Congrats on the well deserved DD.  :clap:
DianneHoffman Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   Traditional Artist
Wow - Giant Thanks!!!
PantherModern23 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Professional General Artist
ArianeJurquet Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2013
happy birthday :party:
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