The Torchiere series exemplifies Diane Hansen’s experiential intentions with her work. The pieces are designed to mimic medieval wall torches, complete with flames on top, in the form of leaves. Diane made the flames removable. They work as a stopper, with the intention that the viewer could write thoughts, prayers, wishes or worries on a slip of paper and place the paper inside the vase. The flames then symbolize the burning of those thoughts, sending them outward.
The pieces are dimensional, but still designed for walls. Diane comments,“I thought that a long narrow piece would be a lovely shape to explore."