Art

Artist Statement, 2020:

When I make art, I cut my nails short so as to not scratch a god since 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, an idea, over the sacred negative space of a canvas or paper. Art that I’m proud to make often feels like I’m waiting on coordinates so I may strike just the right place and I prefer to strike within toxins of memory–mythology, literature once read in high school or college. But sometimes altitude and longitude are useless, turning my attack to intuition, hoping a mistake becomes Avalon. The shoulder blade of Sagittarius has one job at the end of the year, and it isn’t aim–yet here goes the arrow. Not unlike that arrow, my art tends to find its way.

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).

Answering Looks

Answering Looks, 2020, watercolor on 18″ x 24″ mixed media paper, prints available

 

Eve's Wanton Ringlets

Eve’s Wanton Ringlets, 2020, watercolor on 14″ x 17″ mixed media paper, prints available

 

Commotion Strange

Commotion Strange, 2020, watercolor on 14″ x 17″ mixed media paper, prints available

 

Byington Danielle History's White Head Ignores Her Black Body

History’s White Head Ignores Her Black Body, 2020, oil, acrylic, ink, watercolor, ashes of an American flag, and paper on 36″ x 24″ canvas, prints available; included in the virtual exhibit Political Discord with Las Laguna Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA 

 

Titania's Woodbine 1

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

 

Byington Cordelia Flowers

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

 

Byington Daffodils Nihilism

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

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald Heals Zelda from the 1918 Flu

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.

 

Byington_Danielle Athena Waters Her Flowers_bak

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; custom framed, $195, prints available

 

Byington_Danielle Catherine and Circe

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

 

Apollo Judges the Postmodern World

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

 

Arrangement 2 Prima Vera

Arrangement 2: Persephone’s Transfusion, 2020, watercolor on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper; custom framed $175; prints available

 

1603 Plague Outbreak in London

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

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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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