ARTISTS > DOMINANT DANSBY

Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
39 x 58 inches
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
2017
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
49 x 37 x 5 inches
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
43 x 49.5 x 5.5 inches
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
47 x 36 x 9 inches
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
37 x 33 x 4 inches
Interlude of Constructed Ideals or Mannerisms, 2015
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper, Wood
38.25 x 18 x 8.75 inches
Fragments of Hope, 2014
20 x 26 x 1.5 inches
Mental Phrasing, 2014
14 x 7 x 3.5 inches
Elegant Life, 2014
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Paper
29 x 26 x 1.5 inches
Cycle of Fairness
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite
2010
Grounded Facts
Watercolor, Acrylic
14.5 x 5.5 inches
2011
Chronicle Whims of Life
Ink, Graphite, Acrylic, Pastel, Color Pencil
9.5 x 8 inches
2010
Black Ideology
Pastel, Acrylic, Graphite, Color Pencil
7.5 x 6 x 2 inches
2011
Oppressed Face of Fate, Defaced
Ink, Pastel, Acrylic, Graphite, Color Pencil
8 x 6 x 1.5 inches
2011
Ascent of Consciousness
Ink, Graphite, Acrylic, Pastel, Color Pencil
9.5 x12 inches
2010
Merit of Choice
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite, Acrylic
6 x 6 inches
2010
DD13:
Watercolor, Color Pencil, Graphite
10.25 x 6 inches
2010
Train of Thought
Color Pencil, Graphite
7.5 x 6 inches
2010
Appellant Dreams
Color Pencil, Graphite
14 x 5.5 inches
2010
Cherishable Instant
Pastel, Ink, Graphite, Color Pencil
2010
Technical Humanity
Color Pencil, Graphite
8 x 6 inches
2010
Enact Through Self
Ink, Gesso, Color Pencil, Graphite
9.5 x 4 inches
2010
Sleep Deprivation
Ink, Gesso, Color Pencil, Graphite
2010
Indepth Groove
Color Pencil, Graphite
2010
Antagonized Breeze
Color Pencil, Graphite
8 x 6 inches
2010
Impressions Delight
Pastel, Watercolor, Graphite, Color Pencil
7.5 x 7 inches
2010
Insightful Corner
Pastel, Graphite, Color Pencil
5.5 x 6 inches
2010
Classical Ornate (Booker Little)
Graphite, Color Pencil
14 x 4.25
2010
Industrial Nature
Graphite, Color Pencil
11.25 x 6 inches
2010
Extraordinary
Pastel, Color Pencil, Graphite
8.75 x 4.5 inches
2010

My collage series is deeply influenced by my relationship to jazz and the idea of communicating through the exchange of energy. This series was created from a variety of papers and media, including recycled drawings from my studies of drapery and wood. An intense focus on process – combining texture, dimension and energy – lead me to this series, which reflects work that is more physical, natural and raw than my earlier drawings.

I look at these collages as predetermined structures over which some improvisation takes place – much like avant-garde jazz. I create art with the assumption that I’m being directed by much of the same energy that directed the jazz greats who created the complex riffs that fill my studio during my breaks.

Biography/CV