Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Dayna Thacker

I have long admired the work of Dayna Thacker. I was fortunate to know her during my time at SCAD and also took classes from her husband, printmaker Rich Gere. She is an artist after my own heart, however the found objects in her work are handled with much more precision and and care than I could ever generate. This exquisiteness paired with her thoughtful and storied content combine to intrigue me every time I see her work. Here is a sampling from several series of Dayna's work. You can see them in their entirety on her website. xo
Birth of a Prophet
8"x8", paper, acrylic paint, objects, nails & string on panel, 2007

Waiting for Godot
8"x8", paper, acrylic paint, objects, nails & string on panel, 2007

A Good Example
8"x8", paper, acrylic paint, objects, nails & string on panel, 2007

John Barleycorn Must Die
8"x8", paper, acrylic paint, objects, nails & string on panel, 2007

Check and Balance
12'x19' (variable), found objects, sticks, rosemary twigs, string, 2006

Check and Balance
12'x19' (variable), found objects, sticks, rosemary twigs, string, 2006

Ego as Architecture, Portrait #4 (zebra)
24"x18", collaged paper, graphite and pastel on panel, 2008

Ego as Architecture, Portrait #12 (honeybee)
28"x22", collaged paper, graphite and pastel on panel, 2009

Ego as Architecture, Portrait #7 (giraffe)
24"x32", collaged paper, graphite and pastel on panel, 2008

4 comments:

Sue said...

All lovely, indeed. I think I like the mobile the best!
I looked at your artwork as well, and was enjoying the mushrooms under glass, is it a sculpture or a 2D piece? Hard for me to tell on this monitor, but I like it very much either way.

Tamara G said...

I love those! They are so beautiful and layered. I hope to see them in person someday so I can look closely and from all angles! :)

orange sugar home said...

incredible. I love your posts! she is so talented!

Alyssa Zygmunt said...

those mobiles are fantastic!