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My Artist Statement (for today)

My work maps time and weight in relation to landscape and the environment. I combine a variety of materials to create drawings, paintings, and sculptures that address cycles of life, decay, and reclamation. The work attempts to highlight and alter impressions of time and (im)permanence. I ask the viewer to consider the implications of human mark-making and erasure in relationship to nature, conservation, and (re)development. Nature is changed by human impact — it is now and forever, and never. My work is about the life and breath of the earth.

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Tara Donovan’s lovely sculptures made from accumulations of everyday materials.

Tara Donovan’s lovely sculptures made from accumulations of everyday materials.

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Stream of Consciousness.

I work in an iterative process. The process is iterative. The process is punctuated by moments of clarity and big gaps of confusion. The process builds, breaks apart, and rebuilds something else. The process extends time and also compresses it. The process is about nanoseconds and light years. One moment stretches to a lifetime. Nature reveals the process. Human nature reveals the process, but humans don’t have a nature. Humans have an impact on nature. Nature is changed by impact. Nature is everlasting. Nature is now. Nature is forever. What am I getting at? Prana —breath. Nature, the breath of nature. Can nature get sick? Disease? What is dis-ease? An impression? A point of view? An awakening.

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Ooh, ahh!
Liquid sculptures by architectural photography team Floto + Warner.

Ooh, ahh!

Liquid sculptures by architectural photography team Floto + Warner.

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View on my morning walk in Portland today. #PDX

View on my morning walk in Portland today. #PDX

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I created this “apple tree” this week. Got some great feedback from my peeps and the amazing @Vivian Beer. Looking at ideas of people’s imposition on nature, gravity, whimsey, place, and qualities of form and color.

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lizbyday:

First Critique of the summer with Vivian Beer as our visiting artist. Featuring danarudolph daniellefoushee trishbrownleepnca

My apple tree!

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bookishcompendium:

Book photo challenge Day 3: Quote.

bookishcompendium:

Book photo challenge Day 3: Quote.

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I was humbled to have met and critiqued with Wangechi Mutu at Anderson Ranch in 2011. Her work is simultaneously beautiful and disturbing, which is where I think its power comes from. Her work seems especially relevant now, since I’m reading theorists Judith Butler, Althusser, and Joan Scott.

Here is an excerpt from Wangechi Mutu’s amazing animation.

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surdus:

"Time is the raw material of creation. Wipe away the magic and myth of creating and all that remains is work: the work of becoming expert through study and practice, the work of finding solutions to problems and problems with those solutions, the work of trial and error, the work of thinking and…

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New images from my installation at North Bank Artists Gallery in Vancouver, Washington. The show is up until June 28, 2014. Go check it out! 

Topolier. 2014. 8x14x8 feet. Glass, twine, steel, dye, cheesecloth, burlap, paper, cardboard, and wood. 

Artwork and photography ©2014. Danielle Foushée

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It just occurred to me that when I say my work is about “place” what I really mean is “non-place”. I want to be more clear about that in my writing and speaking.

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I get to have a studio visit with Stephanie Syjuco tomorrow morning!

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Stephanie Syjuco talks about her work at Frieze Art Fair and P.S. 1/MoMA

Another video from her bootleg handbag collaboration in 2008 
http://www.kqed.org/arts/programs/spark/profile.jsp?essid=22692
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I got a new lens (85mm/1.4) on Friday and tried it out for the first time at PNCA summer orientation at Leland Iron Works. These are a few of the best shots from the day. We had a great time getting to know the first-years and screening some Low-Res swag. I think it’s going to be a great summer!

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I was asked by Erin Dengerink and North Bank Artists Gallery in Vancouver, Washington to create this temporary public installation in the downtown arts district. What a great experience, working in a public place, chatting with passers-by, and hearing lots of positive feedback. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they will invite me back in the fall to create some work in conjunction with their annual Peace Festival.