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This painting it the first of an ongoing series currently in process at Modern Druid. It is a celebration of a temporal romance through the seasons representing the universal life and death cycle, beginning with Spring.
Momento Mori is a latin phrase meaning: remember that you have to die. It is about embracing our death everyday so that we may live fully and with a sense of peace.
Through the seasons, we are reminded of the inevitability of change and our undeniable connection to it. This series is timely after a year filled with loss and forced reconcilliation with chaos and entropy. Our connection to the universe can never be diminished.
Dimensions: 27 1/2”W X 48”L framed, painted on prepared wooden panels with acrylic paint.
The next three paintings in this series will roll out in conjunction with each season, and will be auctioned in early 2022.
This collection of nine began with a Red-Osier Dogwood bush. The artist manipulated the image in digital format.
The results draw parallels to fractal growth patterns found in living things, particularly in flowers, trees, clouds and coastlines.
Within the arrangements of these self-similar objects, more recognizable shapes emerge: a deer, a face, a door, a stained glass window.
In the same way Momento Mori highlights our very human connection to nature’s life cycle, Cathedral of Organic Symmetry draws on the parallels of human theology, epistemology and nature’s grand design.
Set of nine 12” X 12” wood cut from the same panel. Digital transfer, acrylic and matte medium.
$120 per piece
$900 for all 9
(The artist’s intention is to sell each of the nine pieces individually)
Dan Springer received formal art training at Rhode Island School of Design, earning a BFA in illustration in 1991.
He has completed multiple freelance illustration projects for various corporations and publications, including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Asbury Park Press, and many more.
He founded the 4E Gallery in Tribeca, NY in 1996 where he rotated exhibits of his and various other artists’ work each month.
His pieces have been shown at numerous galleries and NY clubs including, Ace Gallery, Gershwin Gallery, and The Tunnel. A permanent exhibition can be found at Faces and Names (159 W. 54th St) and Rumours (8th Ave. & 55th St).
For the past 29 years Dan has been a professional live caricature artist, completing hundreds of commissions for individuals and institutions.
He currently lives in Nyack, NY.
Dimensions: 16” x 20” original — 21” x 27” framed
DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
Dimensions: 18” x 22” original — 23” x 27” framed
These two one-of-a-kind pieces are a unique departure from Springer’s usual style. Created over the course of 30 years, using a folded paper technique involving oil, charcoal and turpentine, the artist manipulated areas of each piece periodically. This has an illusory effect as recognizable shapes appear to rise into form from the murky depths. The result is a playful pareidolia with a sinister ambiance.
H.D. Howard is a French artist and graduate of Beaux-Arts, Lyon, France, with a BFA in multimedia. His work explores the resonance between darkness and beauty as a way to process personal loss and bereavement. Each high-contrast image conjures luscious taphophilic scenes; rain-washed statuaries and weathered offerings for losses both recent and long forgotten.