During the ongoing health crisis, the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey is working on ways to bring art to you at home, virtually. This is one such effort, which we’re playfully calling Cabin Fever Artist Talks. For these, we’ve asked artists to tell us a little about themselves and their work. In some cases, they’ll be answering questions provided by the Art Center. In others, they’ll be showing us around xtheir studio or highlighting works in progress.
For this installment, we hear from artist Danielle Scott. Danielle is a soft spoken artist who is starting to explore loud, noise making, thought provoking work. Her work represents examples of her life and passion and her latest pieces contains strong elements conveying the intense beauty and pain the artist sees in the works around her. The work taps into the relationship between politics, social justice, equality, human and women’s rights, police brutality, modern day slavery, culture, and the experience of being female, lesbian, and an afro-Cuban/Polish Jew. She creates using photo montage, found objects, old books, and collage, collecting objects that speak to her and help to convey her message. Danielle’s paintings, raw photography, and eye-catching found object assemblage work invites the viewer on a journey to explore a world far away from the hustle of everyday life.