Art

Artist Statement, 2020:

When I make art, I cut my nails short so as to not scratch a god; not because a god speaks to me, but because they are nearby in the form of circles, lines, and chants, all the souvenirs sold in Vatican City, products of the space between Adam’s and God’s fingers in that Michelangelo ceiling painting. Accidents are a greater liability with long fingernails if one must transport a bomb. Captivating art, however, is always the unpredictable destruction of constructs–accidents, and what the world has to say about it is the residual nuclear decay, crying about why it is there–though it has been allowed there–and the forgiveness of having not cut your fingernails that day. I create within toxins of memory–mythology, literature once read in high school or college–and brave the front of ambiguous beliefs that these stories belong to everyone and not just the first to have known them. The shoulder blade of Sagittarius has one job at the end of the year, and it isn’t aim–yet here goes the arrow.

Prints are available through my Fine Art America/Pixels account and include minor artist statements: Danielle Byington Art

I update with select works; these are sometimes commissions. If you’d like something similar regarding an original, I’ve often reproduced like works without resorting to prints.  Just ask daniellebyington@gmail.com. I can also coordinate professional, local framing of originals and prints (whether mine or others) through my woodworking friend, Lacy Snapp (Luna’s WoodCraft).

 

Titania's Woodbine 1

Titania’s Woodbine, 2020, watercolor on 18″ x 24″ mixed media paper, prints available

 

 

Byinton Cordelia Flowers Website

Flowers Pressed in the Pages of Cordelia’s Final Scene, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ mixed media paper.

 

Byington Daffodils Website

Daffodils Grown in a Window of Nihilism, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 9″ x 12″ mixed media paper.

 

Fitzgerald Heals Zelda Website

F. Scott Fitzgerald Heals Zelda from the 1918 Flu, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 14″ x 17″ mixed media paper, accepted in the permanent collection of the Reece Museum via their 2020 Global Pandemic Initiative for local artists.

 

Athena Waters website

Athena Waters Her Flowers with Lightning, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 14″ x 17″ mixed media paper, $95; forthcoming in Women Speak, Volume 7

Blue Beatrice

Blue Beatrice, 2020, watercolor on 14″ x 17″ mixed media paper, Commission/Private Collection, prints available

 

Titania and Bottom

Titania’s Heart Feeds Bottom Oats, Straw, and Dried Peas, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 9″ x 12″ mixed media paper, $50, prints available

 

Catherine and Circe Website

Catherine and Circe Write Poetry on the Island of Patmos, 2020, watercolor on 14″ x 17″ watercolor paper, Commission/Private Collection, prints available

 

Apollo Website

Apollo Judges the Postmodern World, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, prints available

 

Persephone Website

Persephone’s Prom, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, (sale pending) prints available

 

Primavera Website

Arrangement 2: Persephone’s Transfusion, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, prints available

 

1603 website

Arrangement 1: 1603 Plague Outbreak Closes the Theatres, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, Private Collection, prints available

 

Scott Dreams of Zelda

F. Scott Fitzgerald Dreams of Zelda Late at Night, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, Private Collection, prints available

 

How Modernity Shaped Us

How Modernity Shaped Us, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, prints available

 

Murder in the Capital

Murder in the Capital, 2020 watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, prints available

 

Venus' Cheekbone

Venus’ Cheekbone, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, prints available

 

Viral Us

Viral Us, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, prints available

 

Springtime on Jupiter

Springtime on Jupiter, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, $50, prints available
Gas Mask Theatre 2

Gas Mask Disco 2, digital image, 2020, prints available

(See “About” page for contact info regarding purchase/prints.)

 

Zelda Lets Hair Down Website

Zelda Fitzgerald Grows Her Hair Out, digital image, 2019, prints available

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Battlefield Bouquet Website

Battlefield Bouquet, digital image, 2019, prints available

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Ophelia 2019 Website

Ophelia: “He took me by the wrist and held me hard”, acrylic, watercolor, and paper on 30″ x 48″ deep canvas, $850, prints available

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Shell on Hollywood Beach Print

Shell on Hollywood Beach, Acrylic on 12″ x 12″ deep canvas, 2019, private collection, prints available

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Consequences of Looking Print

The Consequences of Looking, Acrylic on 36″ x 36″ deep canvas, 2018, $850, prints available

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Helen of Troy Print

Helen of Troy, Acrylic on 12″ x 12″ shallow canvas, 2018, private collection, prints available

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