DIANA MARIE BEHL

middle way
2016
Printed (cut etching, relief, letterpress, monotype, solor plate, pigment inkjet print and transfer), painted (gouache, watercolor), and drawn (graphite, ink, color pencil, pen) collage; cut paper on cotton rag board
16" x 16"

"Everything was either very right or very wrong—with no middle way."
Carson McCullers in The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

This series investigates the language of print media, drawing and collage, acknowledging a fusion of multiple sources including Henri Matisse’s paper cut-outs and the literary cut-ups of William S. Burroughs and Brion Gysin. My artistic process encompasses approaches to both chance and deliberate organization, using paper as a primary medium.
2014-current