Pencil Paper Scissors Light
, A collection of photographic works by Diane Pierce
has recently been published by the exquisite bookmakers at Datz Press
. Diane’s work explores the activity of drawing through examples of gelatin silver prints, Polaroid collages, archival pigment prints, and photograms. The book also includes examples of sketches and other construction elements used to create her imagery.
Internal and external musings, curiosity - sometimes with a camera and sometimes not -
photographic magic happens. Diane is an admirer of everyday objects and materials—the
unremarkable, our throwaways, the forgoFen made conspicuous in the process of art making.
Bubble wrap, packaging, found rusty wires, scraps of paper, foil, string, fabric, magazine cutouts,
and more are collected and reimagined. She assembles photographic tableaux, draws, colors,
marks upon, and makes use of collage routinely. There is a pencil
, there is paper
, and always light
For over twenty-five years Diane Pierce has used the medium of photography as her most primary, expressive tool. The majority of her work is created on a small tabletop. Themes for her work have included collected letters, an idea about marriage, observations when straying from home, still life, collage and most recently thoughts on drawing. She studied both Painting & Drawing and Photography as an undergraduate student at San Francisco State University and did graduate studies at Mills College, Oakland, CA, specifically in photography. She has a thorough background in traditional and digital photographic skills as well as alternative photographic processes and has often crossed the territories of a variety of mediums, but always including photography. Her work is in the collections of The San Francisco MOMA
, The MFA
, Houston, The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris and others. She has quietly exhibited over her career.
Diane Pierce's Website
All about Diane Pierce
The Accidental Photograph' and 'Thinking About Drawing'