My piece got into the North Carolina Museum of Art! So damn excited! Check it out online below or check it out in person! The Exhibition opens October 21, 2012 and is up through January 13, 2013. The part I am geeking out about is that this exhibit will be running adjacent to “Still-Life Masterpieces: A Visual Feast from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston features European and American paintings and decorative arts from the Renaissance to the present. My inner child is still squealing. My work is going to be hanging a stones throw from paintings by Manet, Renoir, and Cézanne, among many others. The best part is that the first piece I have every gotten into a museum show is a piece of raw meat, on a plate. 😀 Cheers for now!
New A Life, Still Submission!
East Carolina University
Found Ceramic Plate, Cloisonne Enamel, Copper.
1 ft x 1ft
Artist statement: This piece presents the viewer with a discussion about something we all encounter everyday, food. Particularly food portions and how they have changed throughout recent history. While plates at your local restaurant and our own dinner tables continue to expand to meet our portion demands. The amount of food our bodies are able to successfully digest remains the same. This unbalanced consuming cycle is one contributing factor to the overwhelming amount of chronic obesity that comes along with our sedentary “still life”.
Danielle James is currently pursuing her graduate degree in the metal arts at East Carolina University. She received her BFA from Millersville University in Lancaster Pennsylvania. She is the brain behind Axe to Grind Designs and currently lives in Greenville, NC with he wonderful cat Princess Zelda.