This Tempe-based artist finds her calling in sculpture.
One required ceramics class at Arizona State University sealed the deal for Danielle Wood’s artistic style. “It was just like love at first sight, it pulled me in,” she says. “All of a sudden I was spending more time in the clay class than the painting class.” A change in major and 13 years later, the Tempe-based artist is creating the three-dimensional art she fell in love with – and teaching ceramics classes at Shemer Art Center in Phoenix. After spending vacations at the ocean during childhood, Wood uses that backdrop as inspiration for her sculptures. “I think for me, the ocean is a metaphor for the subconscious or the psyche, where it’s this kind of flat, loose surface, but there’s this intrigue and mystery below.” Find her work at daniellewood.net.
Arizona Country Roads
From the White Mountains to Willcox, Duane Eddy to Dierks Bentley, we take a journey through the Western music of the Grand Canyon State. ...
ARTIST OF THE MONTH:“What's my favorite piece?” Lalo Cota repeats, settling in at Jobot coffeehouse in Downtown Phoenix. “The next one.” ...
*Warning: This story contains harsh and profane language. The fearless founder of Phoenix-based pirate radio station KWFUCC goes global online while hijacking Valley airwaves. ...
Artist Neil Logan creates a Wallace and Ladmo bronze sculpture in public, for the public. ...
Carefree Desert Gardens goes wild for sculptor Ray Villafane's life-size sand sculpture of an elephant. ...