Diane Christi

Artist Statement

As a former dancer, Diane Christi attempts to capture the timeless energy of movement in her drawings. She approaches each drawing as a new choreography. Saturation of color amidst intricate lines and shapes is Diane’s medium of transmission. Juncture and intersection of line frequently informs Diane, alongside motion, division of space, and observation of light. Diane employs pencil, pastel and ink on paper. She begins by drawing various marks that dance around on the paper, which then uses her imagination to create contrasting textual designs and shapes. The subtraction or simplification by erasure affords Diane the continuation of layering her materials to develop a repertoire of complexity of movement. This process is the foundation of her work. As Diane’s love continues to grow in a

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