Diane Olivier - 7am, Snow Canyon, Utah

Field Guide To Getting Lost

2019 – mixed media oil on canvas- 20″ x 20″ – $1000

Delfina Piretti

Studio 207

My work explores themes of memory, symbolic and abstract language, the psyche and embodiment. The work uses disparate mediums, yet oil painting and mixed media are kindred in the same way our bodies and minds work together. The abstract oil paintings come from the body, a language of mark making that is without much thought, a sensing and groping in the dark or a lead and follow process. The artist leads and then the painting speaks and you follow, a dialogue of sorts.

The photographic image transfers and mixed media are realistic images that engage the mind with clear references and legibility, using paint to create another layer of language to convey a feeling or mood. 

The image transfers are born from photographs I’ve taken, as well as re-used images of past paintings. I draw on my work as a somatic psychotherapist, my personal psycho spiritual journey and social and political concerns.