Dianne Martin Art
The works from 2017, 2018, and the beginning of 2019 appear to me quite diverse in contrast to the group of fan pieces from 2015 and 2016.
The working method was the same, making monotypes on the press using things from nature and then using other materials to develop the image. But unlike the fan images, these new pieces were sometimes energetic to the point of frenzy (“Wild April”), at times quiet but intense (“Blue November”),or carefree and open (“Flying”).
I began to experiment with using some commercially made stencils of plant forms along with the “real” bits of plants in order to explore the tension between them, a theme which is becoming more important in the new year. Using Japanese paper printed with motifs from nature further expands the dialogue.