Diane finds a rhythm in the physical actions involved in making her monotypes. She follows Eastern beliefs by balancing yin, the feminine, and yang, the masculine. Yin embodies intuition, creative flow, and improvisational choice of colors, textures, and tones. Yang involves making strong decisive actions, selecting imagery, making the patterns on the plate, applying ink to the plate, laying down the paper and rolling it through the press.
After the printing process, she often incorporates additional materials, such as collage, strings, yarn, or sewing thread into the surface, to build complexity and suggest lineal qualities. The typically feminine practice of sewing further explores the emphasizes the idea of women’s work and their role in the context of art-making.
She says, “My work is an exploration of personal themes and cross cultural influences – a hybridization of Eastern and Western imagery. Gods, goddesses, women's work, rituals, and calligraphy are a constant part of my visual vocabulary. The pieces embrace an emotional response to life events through aesthetic and intellectual interpretations. Fine art coexists with everyday life.”