Danielle Rante

Region: Midwest

Website: http://daniellerante.com/

City / State: Dayton, OH

My work investigates the complexity of existence and order that is found in my immediate environment. Patterns of being are found in all levels of our daily experience, from the way we inhale and exhale to the route we take to our favorite watering hole. These patterns have existed long before we have, taking shape in countless forms. Microscopic particles, growth systems, and migratory paths are almost inconceivable parts of the whole that we hardly take the time to consider. My job is to seek out and acknowledge these parts, and find where my patterned consciousness overlaps with the patterns of natural phenomenon. In a combination of manipulated paper, drawing, printing, and painting, it can be hard to differentiate between shadows, holes and actual markings. Image and material can both bring into question what is there and what is not. More often than not, I find it’s really all the same.