Diana Michener - Figure studies
“For in utter darkness, it is impossible to know in what degree of safety we stand; we are ignorant of the objects thatsurround us…” Edmund Burke
Figure Studies is exactly that, studies in the human form. The practice of figure studies has a long history in the visual arts, particularly drawing, but for Michener it is about blurred, close-up, black-and-white photos with a sensual,dark, sometimes menacing edge. Intertwined human forms, body parts bordering on abstraction, and frozen movementare the stuff of Michener’s raw vision.