Project Description

Danny Stephens

As a collective in an accent towards novelty art bridges the gaps that language leaves. I feel that the hive-mind produces solutions to our problems through the creative expression of any individual who pauses long enough to hear. Anything else in my mind is speculation. I have re-wrote my statement enough times to learn that my biggest mistake has been to be concrete in my views and processes. My art has become about curiosity. Each painting is a dive into a particular observation hoping to visually explain what I fall so short on linguistically.

The fields that drive my curiosity most are synchronicity, perception, and that curiously interactive structure that lie just beneath it all. I have come to learn it is impossible to fully grasp it, but I feel it imperative to try.

As for why I paint… I truly do not know yet.

I left Mississippi in 2010. After traveling the western states I was led to finish my art teaching degree from the University of Utah in 2015. Landing in Portland after graduating, I discovered visionary art and have been trying to scratch that itch ever since.

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