“My intent is to create art expressing the human quest for fulfillment in a complex society. Because the human psyche is nuanced, my works depict ultimate universal dilemmas, both internally and with others. I utilize layers in my compositions – textiles, paints, papers, inks – so that the viewer may be enticed to look closely under the surface. All things in life may not be what they seem initially. My hope is that the viewer forms a dialogue with the piece and in so doing, may find a special resonance with their personal reality.” Diane Sandlin is a mixed media artist who normally begins her compositions with textiles and builds the layers from this common base. It is her thought that textiles offer a universal familiarity or safe area from which to explore. Sandlin works from her Austin, Texas studio and in addition to pursuing her art with noted professionals, she participates in numerous events and invitational exhibits. A recent graduate of Jane Dunnewold’s Art Cloth Mastery program, she is involved in local and national art organizations to foster community and an environment for sharing among the members.