“Through the release of the subconscious, free association, the allowance for chance and accident, and the physicality of the process and materials, human experience is marked.”
– Danäe Anderson
Anderson allows chance associations that arise from the immediacy and physicality of intuition and observation in her art practice. Revealing similarities to the artistic movements of Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism, the artist applies tools of expression and free-association to unleash the depths of the unconscious. The result is a deep overlay of scribbles, textures, and forms layered on using mixed media: pencil, chalk, oil pastel, and graphite exploring subjects of play, dreams, language, ancestry, and memory.