United States of America
Danielle Peters’ main artistic interests include printmaking and performance. These two have come together in a human body exploration as a form of expression for today’s modern subcultures.
Danielle worked during her residency in making a paper suit printed in woodcut on Japanese paper which she later wore during her performance in the wild vegetation of the Tiger in the delta of the Paraná River in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1985 | Tustin, California, USA.
Lives and works in the USA.
2012 | MFA, The University of Georgia. Athens, USA.
2009 | BFA, The University of Kansas. Lawrence, USA.
2009 | Printmaking Exchange Experience, Hongik University. Seoul, South Korea.
She then returned to the west coast to create her work from home and explore the scene in San Francisco. She currently resides in Athens, Georgia and is pursuing a master’s degree in engraving from the University of Georgia.
USA; Alberta, Canada; Tokyo Japan; Seoul, South Korea; Cairo, Egypt.
The idea of Wild People came to me for the first time when I saw the engravings of wild men by artists Martín Schongauer and Albrecht Dürer. I was interested in the way in which these mythical men were illustrated in the paintings and engravings in Medieval Europe, with their bodies completely dressed in skin as a symbol of their “otherness”.
My use of paper is often held up as a similar symbol of this “rusticity” or visceral raw experience. The skin, flagella, and modules I use to create the compositions for my drawings and paper sculptures represent physical and mental sensations experienced by humans, but that we may choose to ignore or to hide due to social pressures.
I am very attracted to things that cause immediate physical sensations and that therefore the outside world and our own consciousness can interfere with them. This is an aesthetic and a theme in my work which I plan to expand in this new performance series where I work with costumes cut by hand on paper, to resemble the appearance associated with certain types of subcultures in today’s modern world. I am very interested in other methods which people go through in order to self-discover and how they manage to organize themselves to reject the morality of culture and create their own code of ethics, one that best serves their own interests.
Through adapting and stylizing their musical taste, body language, appearance, dance, and slang that defines certain subcultures, my performance will awaken the myth of the Wild People.