Curl Curl Creative Space
105 Abbott Rd, North Curl Curl, NSW, Australia
June 1st – June 10th
June 1st 5:00-8:00pm
Join us for a remarkable opening night at the stunning Curl Curl Creative Space on June 1st, 2023, featuring the exceptional artist Deni Rayneau and me. Deni will be presenting her exquisite abstract painting series entitled the ‘The mess and the wild and the everything’, while I will be showcasing two striking photographic art series, ‘Bird+Bone+Blood+Stone’ and ‘Kaleidoscope Garden’.
‘Bird+Bone+Blood+Stone’is a conceptual photographic art series that captures the Divine Feminine’s potency, beauty, power and cyclical nature. Through intimate self-portraits, Danielle explores her connection to the feminine, tapping into 10 energies encompassing themes such as sensuality, vulnerability, vitality, rebirth, death, liberation, empowerment, spirituality, wildness, strength, connection, and intuition.
For Danielle, these archetypes are symbolic and tangible, a reminder of our innate connection with our bodies, our intuition, the earth, the cosmos and the unseen. To prepare for each portrait, Danielle used embodiment practices, meditation, shamanic journeying, drumming, music and movement to immerse herself into the energy she wanted to express fully, and then she captured the moment.
To add layers of texture, symbolism, and timelessness, Danielle used mixed media such as paint, ink, and collage, digitally composing the photographs into a painterly, otherworldly effect. Each original artwork has thread woven into the earth-toned, muted palette, bridging ancient and modern techniques of creating and story-telling. While Danielle’s imagery comes from a personal place of exploration, this series intends to bring her vision alive as both artist and subject and encourage thought, reflection, and emotional presence in the viewer. Ultimately lifting the veil on the mystery and power of the feminine.
‘Kaleidoscope Garden’is a photographic art series celebrating the beauty and wonder found in the natural world with a twist. Through photography, digital composites, painting, ink, and drawing techniques, Danielle has transformed simple images of succulent plants into a symmetric mosaic of surreal gardens.
In this Limited Edition series, her aim is to highlight the intricacy and complexity of the natural world, taking ordinary, everyday organics and creating extraordinary and sublime artworks. Danielle hopes to immerse the viewer in a kaleidoscope of colour, pattern, shape and texture, inviting them to explore the natural world from a new perspective. Her intention is to inspire a sense of wonder and awe, reminding viewers of the beauty that surrounds us every day and encouraging them to seek out the hidden beauty in their surroundings.