daniel danger

Daniel Danger is an illustrator, painter, and printmaker working out of New England. Documentation is key to get through the day. Things are always changing and its easy to lose yourself.
daniel danger

—excuse the mess, were playing house

let’s play house today. wallpaper kiss lampshade.
and i’ll be me, and i can see you being you.
because i’m a little tiger, you’re a little lily too.

sunday morning parade. sleeping through church and state.
you could be my wife if i could be less a jerk.
and i could be your husband with a whole lot of work.

"well i’m just a bear who’s lost his rollerskate key.
"well, you remember that episode, i remember you and me."
kissing during commercials is all i’d ever really need.

i wrote this song over ten years ago. still oddly topical.
-d

"let’s play house today. wallpaper kiss lampshade." &
"sunday morning parade. sleeping through church and state."
18x24” 4 color screenprints
available at FOE Gallery in Northampton MA on May 9th as part of my opening.

36x48” ink on clayboard, im about 160 hours in at this point, and maybe halfway done. there is a whole lot of flying chairs still to draw.

36x48” ink on clayboard, im about 160 hours in at this point, and maybe halfway done. there is a whole lot of flying chairs still to draw.

"please don’t worry, when i wake up i’ll be something new"12x36” 6 color screenprint. open edition. 2014 AVAILABLE HERE 
there is a considerable amount of backstory to this print. its covered rather well in the documentary “Just Like Being There”, but the short of it is this… back in 2005 someone very important to me was killed in a particularly brutal car accident, and i didn’t handle it well. she, a firm believer in reincarnation, had often said that if anything ever happened to her, she would simply come back as something new. this was usually said in a voice halfway between a knowing warning and whimsical Vermont summer youth jibberjabber. possibly dismissed at the time, i found comfort in it after the accident. i began drawing an earlier version of this image a few months later as a means to try to get some of that out of my skull and onto paper, knowing that laboring over something meaningful would help my frazzled head. i made a run of screenprints of the piece which i gave to her mother, family, and friends as a means to remind them of what she had said to us. it helped. it helped me.
in the many years that followed, i brought that print around the world with me, to galleries and poster shows and rock festivals, and in the process met near countless people who found their own comfort in the statement. they had their own losses, their own tragedies, and they connected with the piece in a way that is somewhat indescribable, and many brought it home with them. i saw this play out again and again in front of me as i talked with people, and in my head the print collected more and more meaning. that is to say; when i started this print it was about Grace, and now almost ten years later this print is the collective memories of thousands of people i’ve met or who have written me. I’m endlessly and eternally lucky to have been able to connect with so many people over the years through this piece, it has meant the absolute world to me, and in however small of a way i am so happy people were able to find some comfort in its message. so over the last few months i decided to redraw it, re-approaching the illustration from scratch. i wanted to revisit the original process and message but also attempt to focus all of that into the piece as well, because its still going, it itself is new. i feel better, ive felt better for a long time. xo-d

"please don’t worry, when i wake up i’ll be something new"
12x36” 6 color screenprint. open edition. 2014 
AVAILABLE HERE

there is a considerable amount of backstory to this print. its covered rather well in the documentary “Just Like Being There”, but the short of it is this… back in 2005 someone very important to me was killed in a particularly brutal car accident, and i didn’t handle it well. she, a firm believer in reincarnation, had often said that if anything ever happened to her, she would simply come back as something new. this was usually said in a voice halfway between a knowing warning and whimsical Vermont summer youth jibberjabber. possibly dismissed at the time, i found comfort in it after the accident. i began drawing an earlier version of this image a few months later as a means to try to get some of that out of my skull and onto paper, knowing that laboring over something meaningful would help my frazzled head. i made a run of screenprints of the piece which i gave to her mother, family, and friends as a means to remind them of what she had said to us. it helped. it helped me.

in the many years that followed, i brought that print around the world with me, to galleries and poster shows and rock festivals, and in the process met near countless people who found their own comfort in the statement. they had their own losses, their own tragedies, and they connected with the piece in a way that is somewhat indescribable, and many brought it home with them. i saw this play out again and again in front of me as i talked with people, and in my head the print collected more and more meaning. that is to say; when i started this print it was about Grace, and now almost ten years later this print is the collective memories of thousands of people i’ve met or who have written me. I’m endlessly and eternally lucky to have been able to connect with so many people over the years through this piece, it has meant the absolute world to me, and in however small of a way i am so happy people were able to find some comfort in its message.

so over the last few months i decided to redraw it, re-approaching the illustration from scratch. i wanted to revisit the original process and message but also attempt to focus all of that into the piece as well, because its still going, it itself is new. i feel better, ive felt better for a long time.

xo
-d

shjnam:

"Night Out 6 - Loner"
Oil on wood panel 10”x20”

love this

shjnam:

"Night Out 6 - Loner"

Oil on wood panel 10”x20”

love this

"And I’ll only feel smaller and smaller" by Daniel Danger
Giclée print mounted on board and framed
36” x 48” (37” x 49” Framed)
Limited edition of 25, $600
Hand signed and numbered
Ready-to-hang, UV-protected, archivally mounted and framed

hey all,
tomorrow morning Static Medium out of LA is releasing an edition of my "And I’ll only feel smaller and smaller" piece i did for the Mike Mitchell curated Gallery1988 show ‘SPACE’. the original sold within minutes of opening and many people have expressed interest in a large format print. well, we did it, and its absolutely huge. full size, mounted, and framed in an edition of 25. they are also doing a timed edition of a slightly smaller 30x40” version of just the print that will run through the weekend if you want to get adventurous with your own framing.

obviously this is a massive piece, as immersive as possible, and its being meticulously produced by Static Medium; so its production costs are rather high to start, making it not exactly a casual purchase. but if youre looking for a monstrous centerpiece for your house thats certainly gonna turn some heads, or just want something to get lost in, here you are… give it a good home.

VISIT STATIC MEDIUM HERE

Where Gravity Is Dead

by Laura Veirs.

Where gravity is dead
And the airplanes fly around
Above the roaming bees
And the buzzing town
Above the tattered flags
And the rotten show posters
Above the clubs and microphones
Above the jealous mouths

That’s where you’ve found yourself
Riding into the sun
On a raft made for one

Red painted radio
Towers sing you songs
Not, not that something’s wrong
You’ve got ‘em in your head
But doesn’t it get lonely
Riding up there to the sun
On a single raft for one
Don’t you wish for someone

To pull you on a string
Down from atmospheres
Down into a clearing
To kiss and box your ears?

That’s where you’ve found yourself
Riding into the sun
On a raft made for one