Dianne Hoffman

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Measuring the Truth, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
For Which We Are Best Fitted, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
Nereides Whisper, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
Insignia, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
The Divine Grows From the Ground of Our Being, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
Rise Above It, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
Arrive Where We Started, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
Backspace, 2016 Mixed Media Assemblage © Dianne Hoffman
The Leaves Rustle With Mischief, 2015 Assemblage 14" X 18" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
This Timeless Undercurrent, 2015 Assemblage 20" X 20" X 15" © Dianne Hoffman
Tell Me We Both Met At Dawn, 2015 Assemblage 23" X 21" X 9" © Dianne Hoffman
Her Soul Serenades The Sea, 2015 Assemblage 23.5" X 17" X 9" © Dianne Hoffman
Her Play on Words, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 10" X 18" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
The Weight of Her Words, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 12.5" X 20" X 4"
Realization, 2013 Assemblage 17" Wide X 14" Tall X 3" Deep © Dianne Hoffman
Recollection, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 18" X 13.75" X 4" © Dianne Hoffman
Sandman, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 6" X 18.5" X 2.5" © Dianne Hoffman
Intuition, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 7" X 6.5" X 16" © Dianne Hoffman
Stowaway, 2013 Mixed Media Assemblage 10" X 21" X 5" © Dianne Hoffman
All the Fish in the Sea, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 9.5" X 17.75" X 5.5" © Dianne Hoffman
Manipulating My Time, 2013 Assemblage 17.5" Wide X 31" Tall X 10" Deep © Dianne Hoffman
You Are The One, 2014 Assemblage 9" X 20.5" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
Folk Song, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 7" X 11" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
Connection, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 16.5" X 14" X 2.25" © Dianne Hoffman
Birth of an Idea, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 7" X 11" X 5" © Dianne Hoffman
An Only Child, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 8" X 16" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
In the Wink of an Eye, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 16.75" X 16.5" X 2.5" © Dianne Hoffman
Magic Trick, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 16" X 10" X 6" © Dianne Hoffman
Home is Where the Heart is, 2012 Mixed Media Assemblage 14" X 20" X 4" © Dianne Hoffman
Lucky Thirteen, 2011 Mixed Media Assemblage 10" X 6" X 3" © Dianne Hoffman
Bless His Sweet Corroded Heart, 2011 Mixed Media Assemblage 6" X 20" Tall X 3" © Dianne Hoffman
Dependence, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
An Intended Widow, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
In the Face of a Mountain, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
Spanish Dancer, 2010 Mixed Media Collage 5" X 7" © Dianne Hoffman
Quick Facts
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.

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