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Myths and Legends duo exhibition 5/30-7/30 2017 by DianneHoffman Myths and Legends duo exhibition 5/30-7/30 2017 :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 0 0 The Way Out is the Way In by DianneHoffman The Way Out is the Way In :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 4 0 Soar Above the Horizon by DianneHoffman Soar Above the Horizon :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 1 0 She Was Only Passing Through by DianneHoffman She Was Only Passing Through :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 8 4 Lightning Can Sometimes Strike Twice by DianneHoffman Lightning Can Sometimes Strike Twice :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 14 5 Here We Are, the Hereafter by DianneHoffman Here We Are, the Hereafter :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 3 1 He Heard the Ocean Whisper by DianneHoffman He Heard the Ocean Whisper :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 3 0 Nectar by DianneHoffman Nectar :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 2 0 Taking the Fall by DianneHoffman Taking the Fall :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 4 0 This Time Will Fly by DianneHoffman This Time Will Fly :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 5 0 Strange Fruit by DianneHoffman Strange Fruit :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 7 0 Pass The Baton by DianneHoffman Pass The Baton :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 3 0 More Than Meets The Eye by DianneHoffman More Than Meets The Eye :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 2 0 Forever Young by DianneHoffman Forever Young :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 2 0 Easy Does It by DianneHoffman Easy Does It :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 2 0 Baby New Year by DianneHoffman Baby New Year :icondiannehoffman:DianneHoffman 2 0

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Myths and Legends duo exhibition 5/30-7/30 2017

Myths answer timeless questions and serve as a compass to each generation. Legends are told to explain the world and our mortal experience by providing hope, heroes and direction. Unlike fairy tales, each are reflections of our reality. They are warnings and promises, laments as celebrations.

In this series, I have reinvented mythical themes and characters with salvaged, found objects. Much like the legends I have portrayed- these repurposed objects provide a unique perspective into our disposable past and the renewed transformation we are capable of. I have intently depicted a delicate balance between light and dark and the sincerity found in their unified stories.  In this way, my translation of these sacred tales has added another layer of fact to their endlessly relevant, fictitious testimonies.

For more information about this exhibition at Secession Art & Design in SF, and my collaborative partner, Joshua Coffy, please read my recent newsletter: bit.ly/2pH1TlV

-Dianne Hoffman

www.diannehoffman.net

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The Way Out is the Way In

The Way Out is the Way In

aka the Minotaur 
2017 assemblage 20" x 13.5" x 6"

Legend has it that the Minotaur was the offspring of a magnificent snow-white bull and that of Pasiphaë, the wife of King Minos of Crete.  Being the unnatural offspring of a woman and a beast, the Minotaur grew to become brutal and ferocious.  An enormous labyrinth was constructed to contain him. This version of the Minotaur has found autonomy within his confines, gratitude for his solitude and acceptance of his supernatural self.  


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Soar Above the Horizon

Soar Above the Horizon

aka Pegasus 
2017 assemblage 14" x 27" x 8"
Legend has it that the beautiful white, winged horse known as Pegasus carries Zeus' thunderbolts through the sky. Pegasus is a goodhearted, gentle creature, somewhat naive but always eager to help. Everywhere the winged horse struck his hoof to the earth, a bountiful spring burst forth. For service and loyalty, Zeus honored him with immortality turning Pegasus into the largest constellation in the northern hemisphere.
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She Was Only Passing Through

She Was Only Passing Through

aka Loch Ness Monster
2017 assemblage 19" x 24" x 4.5"
Legend has it that the Loch Ness Monster, aka Nessie, inhabits the deep, freshwater loch of the Scottish Highlands. In 1933 construction on a road running along the north shore, involving considerable drilling and blasting, forced the creature from the depths into the open meriting numerous sightings. A London surgeon was able to capture its image in a dubious photograph that forever attests to the monster’s elusive existence. 
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Lightning Can Sometimes Strike Twice

Lightning Can Sometimes Strike Twice

aka the Jackalope
2017 assemblage 25" x 16.5" x 9"
Legend has it that the Jackalope, rumored to be near extinction, are an aggressive and dangerous hybrid of an antelope and jackrabbit.  The advocated method to catch one is to entice it with whiskey, it’s beverage of choice. They are said to exclusively mate during lightning storms, explaining the rarity of the species. 
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Here We Are, the Hereafter

Here We Are, the Hereafter

aka the Hoyle Bird
2017 assemblage 24" x 12" x 5"
Legend has it that in the Garden of Eden, Adam and Eve offered the forbidden fruit to all of God’s creatures. Only the Hoyle bird refused to accept. As a reward for his virtue, he became immortal. While the Hoyle sleeps, he is devoured by divine fire to be routinely resurrected from an egg left in its ashes. 
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He Heard the Ocean Whisper

He Heard the Ocean Whisper

aka Neriedes' Hippokampoi 
2017 assemblage 13" x 19" x 6"
Legend has it that the Neriedes were 50 sea-nymph daughters of Nereus, the Old Man of the Sea. They were goddesses of the Ocean's rich bounty and protectors of sailors and fishermen, coming to the aid of those in distress. The Nereides were able to entice and tame the creatures of the Aegean Sea with their alluring beauty. The fish tailed horses known as Hippokampoi, became their trusted mounts. 
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My work is featured in two group exhibitions this month as well as a solo show that runs through mid-February.  Learn more and read my Year End Review of 2016 HERE: eepurl.com/cwgSYL
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Dianne
Artist | Professional | 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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My work is featured in two group exhibitions this month as well as a solo show that runs through mid-February.  Learn more and read my Year End Review of 2016 HERE: eepurl.com/cwgSYL
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steamflunky Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
Great gallery. Love your work.
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IndustrialSwank Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2017  Professional Artisan Crafter
Fantastic work.  
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eyeballl Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017
Absolutely love your work :-)
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DianneHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so much - I am tremendously flattered! 
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insectqueen27 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Really wonderful stuff you got here. I'm very impressed!
I been thinking about giving assemblage a try myself and this was very inspiring.
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DianneHoffman Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thrilled you found inspiration from my gallery! I recommend you give assemblage a try. My creative efforts began with 2D collage and gradually blossomed into 3D assemblage after being inspired by a Deviant Art assemblage artist. That was about 7 years ago and it changed my life forever more. Go for it! :)
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Xantipa2-2D3DPhotoM Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2016
Hi, Your wonderful assemblages featured here fav.me/d9sxhqk
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LuanMonta Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015  Professional Filmographer
Happy happy birthday :D
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SenhArt Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2015
:iconstarrainbowdiv2:  Heart  Happy Birthday, my friend...I wish you all the best!!!  Heart  :iconstarrainbowdiv3:
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frenchapple10 Featured By Owner Edited Sep 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Hello Dianne, Thank you for the comment, favs and the watch. I admire your crazy creativity immensely. I am also enjoying your Instagram page which is a lot of fun to follow. Cheers!
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