December 02, 2012

My work isn’t conceptual, personal, spiritual or political. And there’s no secret underlying message or point I’m trying to get across. I’m not trying to say much with all. I simply create art that I would like to see if I were not the one making it. The process, as I develop a piece, is little more than a stream of consciousness without much forethought to what the end result will be. But I do try to incorporate a few elements of conflict to create a narrative for interest. These usually deal with man vs. beast, beauty vs. ugly, sensuality vs. violence, etc. Believe it or not, I don’t enjoy much of the actual process of creating art. It’s a contant struggle for me and I’m my harshest critic, but the end result is what keeps me going. When I create something that I actually like, I’m a happy man. BRENDAN DANIELSSON