Tucson, AZ. USA
A native of southern Arizona, Danielle Embry received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Metals from Arizona State University in 2004. Danielle's work is included in many private collections and has been exhibited widely in juried exhibitions throughout the United States. Recent publications include Metalsmith Magazine 2009 Exhibition in Print and 500 Enameled Objects from Lark Books. Danielle currently resides and maintains a studio in Tucson, Arizona.
I am interested in reinterpreting organic forms, offering a metaphorical construction for shared human experience. Metalwork and ornament have a longstanding relationship with the natural world. My work is linked to this tradition, using the visual language of nature to present the viewer with an alternate perspective of the world we inhabit.
Protection, self-preservation, vulnerability, openness, reproduction, sexuality, growth, aggression, conflict, illness, decay, life and death cycles are themes I visually engage and reference. Rather than simply representing the natural world, I prefer exaggerated, artificial forms that speak of an engineered biology. My intention is to resist that which is commonly considered universal or essential, and open a dialogue about what is assumed to be "natural".
enamel on copper, sterling silver
3" x 3.5" x .25"