Diane Maurer

Artist Statement

An Imagined world inspires my paper collage.

I begin my collages by marbling, paste painting, and dyeing paper to create the colors and textures that are essential to my artwork. Then I tear, cut and combine multiple layers of patterned papers and handmade paper to suggest fanciful and surrealistic landscapes and seascapes. An imaginary woodland plant on a mossy slope, a romanticized view of a mountain in autumn or a rogue ocean wave might become the subject of a work.


Diane Maurer’s paper and fiber art has been exhibited throughout the world. Her work is represented in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, the Dutch Royal Library and the Museum of Antiquities, Urumchi, China. Commissions include designs for Lenox China, Godiva Chocolates, the White House and numerous book publishers. Diane has taught collage and surface design techniques throughout the United States and made guest appearances on several television shows including Martha Stewart Living. She is the author of thirteen books about paper art and collage.