Making Our Mark at the Sprinkler Factory April 7-29th


ElectiCITY, 18×24 pastel on a prepared surface


I am honored to have been part of MAKING OUR MARK, a six-person show at the Sprinkler Factory this April. The show has been very well received, with a smashing opening, complete with hundreds of visitors, live music, and surprise appearances by friends and relations.

Its been a great pleasure exhibiting with fellow artists Dave Kaphammer, Janet Schwartz, Cindy Crimmin, Maryann Mullet and Catherine Meeks. While we share many of the same materials, each artist’s use of color, form, and mark-making is uniquely their own. Its made for a strong show, rich in contrast and connection.

The piece above, ElectriCITY,  is part of my exploration of the earth as seen from above. Once the moon and the sun are gone what we see of the earth is defined by what is illuminated—by streetlights, traffic, buildings, and industry. As I delve further into this series I have become more and more interested in the tension between what we see—that which is illuminated—and what is invisible in the shadows. This theme resonates for me on many levels. I look forward to exploring it further.

Last chance to see the show is this weekend— come to the closing party Sunday April 29, 1-4 pm at the Sprinkler Factory, 82 Harlow St, Worcester. Hope to see you there!


  1. carol frieswick · April 27, 2018

    Saw the show, it is great. All members are so strong in their own style. carol frieswick


    • Diane Reed Sawyer · April 27, 2018

      Carol, Thank you so much for your comment. I am so glad you saw the show.
      Best wishes, Diane


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