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 more likely with long fingernails when transporting a bomb, an idea, above the sacred negative space of a canvas or paper. But, once it’s dropped, the violence becomes a gentle answer, like a priestess in ancient Greece sacrificing the offered goat, relaying hope after reading its insides. Those guts, however, all have the same construction, the same vein of collective unconscious I so often apply to my art—mythology, literature, and other breeds of story. These narratives allow us to find each other throughout time. At the end of the year the shoulder blade of Sagittarius has one job, and it isn’t aim—yet here goes the arrow, his fingernails kissed by the fletching as it departs the bow.  Not unlike that arrow, my art tends to find its way, landing in the story of now.

Prints are available through my Fine Art America/Pixels account: Danielle Byington Art

Originals are periodically listed in my Etsy store, as well: Sight into Insight Etsy

 

 

Malvolio Kneels in His Tricky Stockings

Malvolio Kneels in His Tricky Stockings, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 14″ x 17″ mixed media paper, prints available

 

The Thanatos Doctrine

The Thanatos Doctrine, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, prints available

 

 

Wilfred Owen at Ripon Cathedral

Wilfred Owen at Ripon Cathedral, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, prints available

 

Aphrodite's Geometry

Aphrodite’s Geometry, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 9″ x 12″ watercolor paper, prints available

 

Ares's Smoking Room

Ares’s Smoking Room, 2020, watercolor and acrylic on 9″ x 12″ mixed media paper, private collection.

 

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.

 

Daffodils Grown in a Window of Hihilism

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 6, juried by Bianca Spriggs

 

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

 

F. Scott Fitzgerald 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's Cheekbone_bak

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

 

Zelda Lets Hair Down Website

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

 

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

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

 

Shell on Hollywood Beach Print

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

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

 

Consequences of Looking Print

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

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

 

Helen of Troy Print

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

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