Beneath the Surface, <br>

Beneath the Surface


Mano-Flank, Dana

San Carlos, California

Mixed media

Dana is an artist with a focus on nature who incorporates the wabi-sabi aesthetic in her compositions. Wabi-sabi is a traditional Japanese aesthetic which signifies acceptance of transience and imperfection. In her mixed-media paintings, Dana incorporates wabi-sabi to capture the small and simple beauty of nature. A conscious effort to honor the mundane and incidental is part of Dana’s artistic philosophy. She embraces the shapes, textures and colors of materials that come from the earth and are embedded with age. She combines these natural elements with pigments and pastes and recreates organic textures on her canvases. She wants the viewer to be drawn into the work and contemplate our fragile connection with nature as well as the moral weight of our influence on it.

Dana’s work has appeared in numerous solo, invitational and juried exhibitions in museums & galleries throughout the US. Her work has appeared in over fifty museum juried exhibitions.