Dian Sourelis

Who Shall Go?
stone, photo, string, paper
35 x 8 x 1 in.

Dian finds beauty, depth and balance in what others cast off. A tiny scrap of rusted metal, a worn square of cloth or leather, discarded family photos, old nails. She gathers these odd, but beautiful objects and combines them for a body of work that is peaceful, yet strong, like the everyday people in the images and the sturdy little rusted objects themselves. Her work shares the common theme of figure – incorporating anonymous black and white images – and while they also share ‘found’ backgrounds, these backgrounds are diverse – from reclaimed wood, stone and silkscreen, to used paper, canvas, and rusted metal. Dian’s use of repetitive imagery, linear and graphic forms, and often, the written word, have produced and ethereal, peaceful body of work that explores the themes of gender, family, memory and purpose.