Lift Every Voice

Diane Sandlin

I am concerned with relationships – our own and in the world around us. Informed by sights,
sounds, nature, conversations, poetry, music, wise people and culture in general, I translate
the feelings of this daily stimulation into my intuitive, non-objective paintings. I paint the
unseen. By using layers of paints and gestural marks, I employ a process of erasure and
abrasion to emulate an ambiguous history, asking the viewer to find their own definitions of
the work and place in it. Currently, I’m exploring containment, limitations and ways to break
through physical and mental barriers to a freedom of ideas and expression. I believe quite
strongly that visual art should not only be seen but felt in order to touch life’s inexplicable

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