Wk 5 – Artist Conversation – Dianna Franco

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Dianna Franco was a cool artist to get to know. I was very interested in her perspective of art and how she painted. She used the relationship between nature and civilizations found from the micro to macro level in psychology and science. She was inspired by how nature and civilizations are always in flux with each other. She also explored how the outer parts of these areas can affect the inside, and she expressed this by using saturated and neutral colors. Dianna used thick and thin paint to explore the varieties of weight found in nature and civilizations.

Overall, it takes her about 2 weeks to finish a painting. She likes to be psychological in her art and wants people to think more about what her art means and express. At some point, she was trying to make the colors blend but it didn’t work out the way she wanted it to.

In the painting above, she used thin and bright colored paint for the inside and dark and thick paint on the outside of the thin paint. Her moral of her paintings is that “We always look at what’s on the outside that we don’t recognize and focus on what’s important on the inside.” It reminds me of the saying, “Don’t judge a book by its cover”, a saying I live by. I don’t judge people by what they look like. Most of the time, they can’t help what they look like and they tend to have lower self esteems. I like to talk to those people. They always have interesting stories and they turn out to be amazing friends.

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