Danielle Eubank - Expedition Artist
Her work bestrides the line between abstraction and representation. She is looking for the tipping point between the conceptual and visible. She considers the forms created by ripples in a pond or the lines of receding waves a foundation for deconstruction. She creates patterns within patterns, representing vertical stacks of rhythms in the physical matter she paints.
Through the theme of water, she explores natural forms and the consequences of the human footprint on landscapes all over the world. Destruction surrounds many sites where she paints water. Her work features cigarette butts, oil slicks, and drinks cans. Looking for formal value is her way of coping with the destruction.
Her work highlights questions of proximity that brings the subject right up to the surface of the canvas, almost into the viewer's space. By layering the paint with broad brushstrokes, She invite the viewer to appreciate the physical, painterly qualities that form the depth of that experience.