Either from memory of from prolonged looking I have been making very simple drawings of objects. These drawn objects are then cut out and used to create a photogram. Once a drawn shape has been cut out, I am left with both a positive (the shape) and a negative (the cutout space). In the history of photography one learns of the negative and positive and its part in the earliest invention of the medium. When making a photogram and chemically processing the print other marks can occur. Odd lights and darks or print stains seem to add a particular beauty to the print. Through the combination of traditional drawing and the medium of photography I have created the series Thinking About Drawing of which this image is one. I am absolutely interested in the contradiction of what is commonly considered a photograph.
Diane’s work is featured in the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Bibliotheque National, Pari, Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, De Saisset Museum, Santa Clara, CA and numerous private collections.BACK TO PHOTO