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Photograph of Artist DANIELLE SHELLEY
DANIELLE SHELLEY
Santa Fe, New Mexico - United States


, Monotype 2007 M5, Abstract, $520
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, Monotype 2007 M7, Abstract, $520
, Monotype 2007 M6, Abstract, $520
, 2007 B2, Abstract, $368
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, Monotype 2005 40, Abstract, $262
, Monotype 2005 M36, Abstract, $262

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Artist Statement

************************************** FOR MY CURRENT WORK, PLEASE GO TO: www.danielleshelley.com ************************************** MULTI-PANEL GEOMETRIC PAINTINGS: I don’t know if Donald Judd would have liked my paintings, but his installation of 100 milled aluminum boxes in Marfa, Texas, provided the jumping-off point for my current work. Seeing Judd’s boxes made me aware of my own fascination with things that are almost the same but not quite—aspens, waves, New Mexico flat-bottomed clouds. In each series of oil-painted panels, I repeat the same geometric composition, with small changes in color and shape, as many as 25 times. (A spreadsheet ensures that I never reuse the same design.) I draw lines without ruler or tape to preserve the evidence of a human hand. The time I spent in West Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer influences my use of color and visual polyrhythms. I sometimes think of my work as handmade minimalism, lyrical minimalism, even Fauvist minimalism. MONOTYPES: In making monotypes, I use brayers and my hands, rather than a press, to transfer ink from the plate to the paper, and I work without preconceived ideas. A series of monotypes usually begins with a color rather than a form. Printing by hand is somewhat unpredictable, introducing a playful element of chance. The process also lets me draw in unique ways: by scratching into the ink on the plate, by putting the paper face down on the plate and drawing on the back, by drawing with the edge of the...

Original Artworks (26)

Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2007 M5, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2007 M7, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2007 M6, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2007 M4, 2007, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2007
11 x 14 x 1 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, 2007 B2, 2007, Original Collage,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Collage, 2007
8 x 8 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2005 40, 2005, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2005
15 x 21 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2005 M36, 2006, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2006
12 x 15 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2006 18, 2006, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2006
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 11 IV 05 2, 2005, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2005
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Monotype 2006 M16, 2006, Original Printmaking Monoprint,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Monoprint, 2006
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 16 VI 05 1, 2005, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2005
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 1 XII 03 b, 2003, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 29 IX 03 a, 2003, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 1 XII 03 a, 2003, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 17 XI 03 d, 2003, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 1 XII 03 c, 2003, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2003
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 57, 2004, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Oil Painting, 2004
40 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Tai chi 56, 2004, Original Painting Oil,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Oil Painting, 2004
30 x 30 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
Danielle Shelley, Cactus and nolina, 2002, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2002
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States
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Danielle Shelley, Aspens VI, 2002, Original Drawing Pen,    inches
Danielle Shelley
Original Pen Drawing, 2002
21 x 17 x 2 inches (W x H x D)
United States


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