MX Dye on Silk
111" x 55" x 2"
About Dianne Koppisch Hricko
Dianne Koppisch Hricko is a printmaker and painter currently working with dyes on fabrics and paper. She employs deconstructed silk screening, direct painting, discharge and shibori to produce both yardage and images. She exploits the layered transparency possible in this medium building rich and ambiguous surface. Color has always been a driving force in her work. Dianne maintains a studio in the Crane Arts building, lives in Philadelphia with the printmaker Richard Hricko and teaches at the University of the Arts, Tyler School of Art and Fleisher Art Memorial.
"Beauty, mystery, and power exist within color. I strive as an artist to make these qualities visible by working intuitively building texture and pattern combined with a translucent depth, embracing the surprise of the unexpected.
I strive to find satisfying compositions working abstractly with geometric shapes and color harmonies. I approach dyeing as painting, but unlike paint, dye colors do not fully reveal themselves until the image is washed, requiring both intuition and faith to match my vision to the final result. I am engaged in this waltz between the process and the final product, my vision and its effect"