Diane Rosenblum’s heavily blurred and color infused photographs of plants and flowers range from nearly representational to almost entirely abstract. Made with experimental camera techniques, these images reach towards the numinous. They are a hazy dream memory or a future vision of a world of light and color. They explore a state of being like that induced through meditation, giving the sensation of being in a garden or remembering a garden. These lush photographs function to calm the mind and instill quiet sense of tranquility and elation.
Rosenblum’s work combines a strong visual impact with a rigorous conceptual practice. The marriage of beauty and ideas results in memorable artworks that play a positive role in people’s lives. In her series A Measure of Art, Rosenblum graphs auction sales results of artists such as Ed Ruscha and Takashi Murakami in their own visual language. Her recent Snap Chalk Drawings explore the structure of thought, while the photographs in her Mother’s Garden project deal with meditative states and visual perception.
The artist’s work is featured in many renowned museums including The Albertina, Vienna, Cleveland Museum of Art, The Crocker Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, Sonoma County Museum, and numerous private and corporate collections. Her work was recently highlighted in the San Francisco Decorator Showcase.