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Dianne Hoffman

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20150515210243-the_leaves_rustle_with_mischief_by_dianne_hoffman
The Leaves Rustle With Mischief, 2015 Assemblage 14" X 18" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
20150515210631-this_timeless_undercurrent_by_dianne_hoffman
This Timeless Undercurrent, 2015 Assemblage 20" X 20" X 15" © Dianne Hoffman
20150515210910-tell_me_we_both_met_at_dawn_by_dianne_hoffman
Tell Me We Both Met At Dawn, 2015 Assemblage 23" X 21" X 9" © Dianne Hoffman
20150515210847-her_soul_serenades_the_sea_by_dianne_hoffman
Her Soul Serenades The Sea, 2015 Assemblage 23.5" X 17" X 9" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301231741-her_play_on_words
Her Play on Words, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 10" X 18" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301172235-the_weight_of_her_words_front2
The Weight of Her Words, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 12.5" X 20" X 4"
20131025002749-realization_-by_dianne_hoffman
Realization, 2013 Assemblage 17" Wide X 14" Tall X 3" Deep © Dianne Hoffman
20130301165903-recollection
Recollection, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 18" X 13.75" X 4" © Dianne Hoffman
20131025003459-interpretation_-by_dianne_hoffman
Interpretation, 2013 Assemblage 18" Wide X 21" Tall X 4" Deep © Dianne Hoffman
20130301232016-sandman
Sandman, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 6" X 18.5" X 2.5" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301232551-intuition
Intuition, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 7" X 6.5" X 16" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301232256-stowaway
Stowaway, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 10" X 21" X 5" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301190707-all_the_fish_in_the_sea-full_front2
All the Fish in the Sea, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 9.5" X 17.75" X 5.5" © Dianne Hoffman
20131025003350-manipulate_my_time_-by_dianne_hoffman
Manipulating My Time, 2013 Assemblage 17.5" Wide X 31" Tall X 10" Deep © Dianne Hoffman
20140131030710-you_are_the_one_smlr
You Are The One, 2014 Assemblage 9" X 20.5" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
20130815001614-clarissa
Clarissa, 2013 Assemblage 8.5" Wide X 9" Tall X 3.75" Deep © Dianne Hoffman
20130301192621-folk_song
Folk Song, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 7" X 11" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301230902-connection-julie1
Connection, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 16.5" X 14" X 2.25" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301232842-birth_of_an_idea
Birth of an Idea, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 7" X 11" X 5" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301185227-an_only_child
An Only Child, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 8" X 16" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301231153-in_the_wink_of_an_eye_by_diannehoffman-d4rbc9y__1_
In the Wink of an Eye, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 16.75" X 16.5" X 2.5" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301233244-magic_trick
Magic Trick, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 16" X 10" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301184147-home_is_where_the_heart_is
Home is Where the Heart is, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 14" X 20" X 4" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301234359-lucky_thirteen
Lucky Thirteen, 2011 Mixed Media Assemblage 10" X 6" X 3" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301182814-bless_his_sweet_corroded_heart
Bless His Sweet Corroded Heart, 2011 Mixed Media Assemblage 6" X 20" Tall X 3" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301234003-daredevil
Daredevil, 2011 Mixed Media Assemblage 6" X 20" Tall X 5" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301180757-dependance
Dependence, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301234542-an_intended_widow
An Intended Widow, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301234651-in_the_face_of_a_story
In the Face of a Mountain, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
20130301234817-spanish_dancer
Spanish Dancer, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
20150819201138-dianne_hoffman_photo_by_jeremy_joven
Quick Facts
Birthplace
United States
Lives in
San Francisco
Works in
San Francisco
Artist Statement

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.

My partner and I share an ardent quest: to rummage through thrift shops, flea markets, antique stores, garage sales, junkyards, attics and basements for precious baubles, bits and boxes.  This is our treasure hunt. Sometimes an inspired idea for an assemblage will come upon first sight of an object. But more often I will mull through my neatly organized piles of arbitrary things repetitively placing random items together until something visually clicks and the piece takes hold.

I like to link organic objects from nature with metallic, industrial remnants and combine complimentary muted color schemes to harmonize dissimilar media. The narrative facet of each piece often derives from the variety of music I am listening to and the train of thought it takes me on. By the dimensional nature and design of each piece, they intend for you to raise an eyebrow and lean in for a closer look.