"Art has brought sanity to the most obscure, and unleashed the genius in the most unexpected."
Diane Heron is a contemporary artist living and working in a studio in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Diane grew up and lived most of her life in Los Angeles, California.
She comes from a family of artists, which include the great American Painter and Illustrator, Elihu Vedder, who’s work include 5 wall paintings and a mosaic in The Library of Congress and the illustrations for The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.
As a designer, Diane owned a successful handbag and clothing business and has worked in the textile design and clothing industry.
Her love and appreciation for architecture and interior design of all periods, are often an inspiration for her use of color in her work.
Diane's current body of work is done through the method of Automatism.
Automatism- a technique first used by Surrealist painters and poets to express the creative force of the unconscious in art. Surrealists used this technique in spontaneous or automatic writing, painting, and drawing; in automatic drawing it was devised to involve chance in the creation of a picture as well as tapping into the subconscious mind.
Through her engagement with the practice of Automatism, Diane explores recurrent themes and motifs that are unveiled through her work. Among the various recurrent motifs, Diane is most drawn to the spiral. In her work, the spiral functions an innate expression of her subconscious.
"In the spiral we repeatedly find the property of infinity, the peculiar quality of being self-reflecting, with the part and the whole merging. The spiral is enticing, not only for its mathematical fascination, but particularly for its beauty, its wealth of variation, mutability, infinity and movement." -Diane Heron
Diane has always been prolific and lived an authentic life, and so she will continue to work with different mediums to create art and installations that provoke a second glance.
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