Danielle Dean

“Swell, 2017”
Archival pigment print
40″ x 55″
San Juan Island

Artist Statement:
“I want my work to inhabit the threshold between vastness and intimacy.  I am interested in working with the dimensional space of photography in new ways by combining traditional photographic techniques with painting, printmaking, and small sculptures.  My images begin with black and white film exposed through antiquated lenses.  The old optics allow the light and atmosphere to impress themselves on the silver of the film.  With the steel and lead sculptures, I am working in collaboration with the sea and earth to patina the objects.   The work is about light, the elements, the alchemy of nature and chance.