Almost threw it into the creek…

…but didn’t want to hurt any fish. So, I just let it sit, and when I came back, I kind of liked it. “It” is the latest in a series of abstract works based on organic form. Here are some photos.




82 Responses

  1. katina huston
    February 28, 2012

    At first I dony like my works when they reveal a part of myself that I am uncomfortable with, now I like them best. That is, now that I have made friends with my ugly, rude, brash, awkward, frightened self.
    A woman in my grad art class said “I love it when crits turn into therapy sessions.”
    “Really?” I said “I hate it when crits turn into therapy sessions.” I may be the professor but I am not a qualified professional.

    • krislyndillard
      February 28, 2012

      I hear that Katina. πŸ™‚

    • artzent
      March 2, 2012

      I live on twelve acres in the woods and am constantly inspired with the natures forms. Many are the basis for my paintings. Once I found a liken that looked just like something on a coral reef.So cool! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Mary Ellen
    February 28, 2012

    An alliance between kelp and coral, pushing out and pulling back in? Cool that you put me in mind of velocity occurring around it… and then also the ribbon candy my toothless great grandma Kate always had stashed — also Great Aunt Helen’s pile of cigarettes, cut in half so she could sneak the smoke faster. Ah yes organic forms, inescapable.

  3. krislyndillard
    February 28, 2012

    It looks like you are making progress! I am interested to hear more about your process, did you intend the drips (I like drips). I wonder what would happen if you allowed more space between the shapes.

    • Diane
      February 29, 2012

      Thank you for your comment. And yes the drips are intentional. I like your idea of opening up the forms a bit. Thaks for the input. d


  4. Mikalee Byerman
    March 1, 2012

    True artists can see beauty almost anywhere.

    You’re definitely an artist. Gorgeous work!


  5. The Hook
    March 1, 2012

    Very cool creation!

  6. brendontrashy
    March 1, 2012

    I really enjoyed viewing all of your work. It is quite inspiring towards the kind of reusable art I create.

  7. shudderingwords
    March 1, 2012

    Haha it looks weird! In a good kind of way. πŸ™‚

  8. Woman in the Middle
    March 1, 2012

    The Hook said what I wanted to say – “A very cool creation.” I would love to see this on a pedistal out in a park somewhere, as a public art piece. Congrats on being Freshly Pressed!

  9. valentinedee
    March 1, 2012

    Not sure what it is, but gotta say that I really like its uniqueness πŸ™‚


  10. carpetbonanza
    March 1, 2012

    Very cool. It wouldn’t have hurt the fish, though. They would probably have loved it. A lot of fish like to find shelter in downed trees, etc. This would be like a deluxe fish hotel.

  11. Rae
    March 1, 2012

    Any artist would probably love to work with that piece!

  12. andyo1976
    March 1, 2012

    Great bit of work…

  13. braintomahawk
    March 1, 2012

    I definitely see some birds nesting in there. Which is a good thing.

  14. Kathryn McCullough
    March 1, 2012

    How cool. I love it!

  15. The Course of Our Seasons
    March 1, 2012

    Love the title of this post – Hilarious! Very interesting work – Kathleen

  16. mjharvell
    March 1, 2012

    It’s great – glad you did not throw it in the creek!

  17. mommysaidaswearword
    March 1, 2012

    I think it is rad. In a garden. In a living room. On a pedestal. On its own. I even like the pictures of it for print purposes.

  18. divaofdelicious
    March 1, 2012

    sculpture museum but not creekworthy

  19. emmahevezi
    March 1, 2012

    looks like coral πŸ™‚ i think that its a really cool design, I’m glad that you didn’t throw it in the creek πŸ™‚ i think it looks nice next to the water, its like an overflow of nature

  20. finnegan2749
    March 1, 2012

    Reblogged this on finnegan2749.

    March 1, 2012

    Lovely. Life comes in circles. Blessings to you.

  22. DCM
    March 1, 2012

    Don’t hurt the fish! lol

  23. maejane28
    March 1, 2012

    I am not really sure what are those stuffs, yet I have enjoyed seeing those abstract photos..You did the right decision, you can really hurt those aquatic creatures if you’ll throw it into the creek:-)

  24. Leah Carroll
    March 2, 2012

    I really like it! It reminds me of Lotte Globs work.. she makes sculptures, inspired by the her natural surroundings.. awesome.

    Glad you didn’t throw it away. πŸ™‚

  25. evenrealerskic
    March 2, 2012

    I like it, it really works. Fluid and organic

  26. Alma
    March 2, 2012

    Reblogged this on Live, Laugh, Love.

  27. randomyriad
    March 2, 2012

    I often have to walk away from a piece in order to reset my eyes to see beyond the niggling details to see the work as a whole. Your work is interesting. It makes me want to look again.

  28. Alicia
    March 2, 2012

    I always hate my artworks at some stage. It’s that emotion though that pushes me to break through and bring out the truth in what I am trying to express. A cranky scrabble to make it “right”.

    I really like your sculpture, I’m glad you didn’t throw it in the creek πŸ™‚

  29. Grumpa Joe
    March 2, 2012

    I want this for my garden.

  30. T.D.C.
    March 2, 2012

    It would look really good in a garden, beside a koi pond. I like it.

  31. laviebohemeart
    March 2, 2012

    Very Cool…. I think yu did the right choice to keep it!!!

  32. Jody Thompson
    March 2, 2012

    Super creative and cool! Bravo!

  33. John J. Rigo, Texas' Poet
    March 2, 2012

    As an individual with forty-five years experience in marketing, I found the “Heading Line” well done. It caught my attention that the object was actually a “found” object. A part of “space ship from another world?” Perhaps an important part of “a gamma ray from a lost government project?” The piece certainly brings more questions than answers. A great piece of art……. without question.

  34. Papi
    March 2, 2012

    That beast of circularity is quite fetching. Right on.

  35. Casey Marriott
    March 2, 2012

    Next time you think to throw it away, give me a call. I want it for my house πŸ™‚

  36. Ryan Sprout
    March 2, 2012

    Very cool looking!

  37. Carol Lois Haywood, pacific marine artist
    March 2, 2012

    Lovely sculpture–made even better by fine photos.

  38. Frances
    March 2, 2012

    Your artwork would do great wonders if you added some functionality in it…eh… add a glass top and some chairs with similar concept….It would be interesting if it actually sells….

  39. klrs09
    March 2, 2012

    I like it! It would be a beautiful addition to a garden landscape. Congrats on being FP’d.

  40. The Lioness
    March 2, 2012

    I love it…as I look at it longer I appreciate it more! It prompted me to read ABOUT and look at your other creations! Very interesting……I design art cards and prints from my photography and digital designs, too. I think I will post some of the many cards that have never been put on my website, for sale, to see if they are more popular than my selections! Congrats on being freshly pressed!!!

  41. MegansBeadedDesigns
    March 2, 2012

    Wow, this is incredibly interesting. Great t see how you first see as garbage can grow on you. πŸ™‚

  42. Shirley McLean
    March 2, 2012

    Very cool! I love that you are taking items that may be garbage and turning them into works of art.
    Shirley McLean

  43. bethsciallo
    March 2, 2012

    the fish aren’t the only ones happy about this last minute change of heart…

    there’s so much movement in this piece…will you continue to grow it?
    I find I’m drawn through the space you’ve created by leaving the forms open.

  44. mybakingempire
    March 2, 2012

    Really interesting piece. I have the same problem with my artwork – the more I stare at it, the less I like it. But usually when I come back later, I find myself thinking, “oh, it’s not so bad.” What materials do you use for your sculptures? I really like their “dripping” quality.

  45. Cassandra Smith
    March 2, 2012

    Very cool work. Interesting to look at and enjoy. Thanks

  46. Nathan
    March 2, 2012

    looks like coral

  47. kahyehm
    March 3, 2012

    Im pretty sure if you put that in your foyer everyone who cares about art would love it.

  48. steelbluebird
    March 3, 2012

    I like the first view the best.

  49. d_vaz
    March 3, 2012

    Very interesting.

  50. Pink Ninjabi
    March 3, 2012

    Amazing! This totally reminds me of the chick in ‘The Vow’ who created abstract art and built wonderful pieces. How inspiring! You are a work of art. πŸ˜€

  51. studiolightblue
    March 4, 2012

    Isn’t that funny how things work out..I’m a photographer and I take a lot of images – but ‘my rule’ is…never throw any image away – no matter how bad I think it is. I find that over time the images that catch my attention most often are those I considered not so great (at the time they were taken). Its all about perspective and ‘where we are’ at the moment. If nothing else these works can serve as a jumping off point and can take us in a completely different direction.
    Thanks for sharing!

  52. christygirl
    March 4, 2012

    that’s so unique! its so amazing in an awesome and a weird way! i love it!
    – Artalishiousme


  53. tahoecarl
    March 4, 2012

    Reblogged this on What Happens in Reno…..

  54. tweeee
    March 4, 2012

    Wow this is an incredible piece of sculptural work!

  55. Erin Veness
    March 4, 2012

    I love this, I think it’d look amazing in a field or some woods, encouraging people to investigate it.

  56. maggisummerhill
    March 4, 2012

    Really lovely. I’m wondering how it would look in a water tank with fish. πŸ˜‰

  57. Debra Colby-Conklin
    March 4, 2012

    I’ve noticed that many times upon first look, I may not like something, but after awhile you begin to see the beauty in the lines and form and specific things and then you realize what a thing of beauty it really is.

  58. ferdster
    March 4, 2012

    Nice piece!

    Looking forward to seeing the series.

  59. elizabethbirnbaum
    March 4, 2012

    Great piece. I like it indoors as well, per your next post. Thats where it belongs, not with the fish. πŸ™‚ Though I could see fish taking it over and becoming a kind of waterlife sanctuary.

    Will you share what material you used? Thanks!

  60. RenΓ©e A. Schuls-Jacobson
    March 4, 2012

    It’s beautiful! If I lived next door and saw you throwing it in the creek, I’d have run down to snatch it up! Fabulous! πŸ˜‰

  61. Jonathan Luehrs
    March 4, 2012

    I feel the same way about my writing.. At first I want to throw it in the creek, but I let it sit for a day and I start to see the beauty in it. Fun piece.

  62. Sandra Mathews-Benham
    March 4, 2012

    Thanks for not throwing it into a natural area, being yet another polluter–but instead appreciating the forms and its beauty for what it is! πŸ™‚ Keep up the good work, and keep on cleanin’ up our beautiful home–it’s the only one we’ve got!

  63. Sarah Harris
    March 5, 2012

    I think it’s way cool! Although, if you threw it in the creek – with the edges having “fingers” seen in the 3rd and 4th pictures, maybe you’d spear enough fish for a fantastic fish fry! Glad it grew on you and so glad you shared it with us!

  64. The Polka-dot Maven
    March 5, 2012

    I love that it looks as if it’s melting <3

  65. johnnickerson123
    March 5, 2012

    it is cool keep on sharing thanks love it when i find other people bye

  66. Dreamz Infra
    March 5, 2012

    Wow really superb like it very much……..

  67. Frances antoinette
    March 5, 2012

    It reminds me of coral…so maybe the fish in the sea would have made a nice home of your artwork?

  68. nudistcleaner
    March 5, 2012

    Reallt nice images.

  69. Zak Suhar
    March 5, 2012

    Great piece or art to add to the garden!

  70. pamiamela
    March 5, 2012

    I really like it!

  71. Go Send or Disobey
    March 5, 2012

    So beautiful, I love the movement and flow.

    I, too, hate my work at first glance after I have completed it. Many of my pieces never see the light of day until weeks or even months after I have signed them. Sometimes I add a stroke or two that really finishes it for me, sometimes just looking at them from a different perspective makes all the difference.

    I’m glad you kept it, thank you for sharing and Congrats! on being Fresh Pressed.

  72. NderstoodU
    March 6, 2012

    Looks like you saved some fish and made others a home. Nice work. =)

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    March 13, 2012

    Reblogged this on list of lights and commented:
    I have an iron pipe on my wall myself, I find these things inspiring. IΒ΄ll make a post about my wall decoration next. Check out the rest of DianeΒ΄s blog, lots of nice work!

  75. Dean Whitehorn artblogs
    March 18, 2012

    Great work! fabulous use of materials! Never throw anything out!

  76. olga66
    March 20, 2012

    This is amazing art

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