Cultural. Explorative. Microcosmic.
“I’m on a visual quest to document and understand the glory of the natural world. As a purveyor of cultural dissemination, I promote understanding and compassion by illuminating the richness of cultural diversity around the globe. Raw inquisitiveness drives my work and compassion sustains it. I invite you to join me on my journey to embrace the collective beauty of our multi-faceted planet. There’s an infinite amount of things to discover and an unlimited amount of problems to solve.” – Danielle Shubert
Describe yourself in one word.
What do you love the most about creating art in New Orleans? What particular part of your immediate environment, in your neighborhood specifically influences your work?
It’s the most fascinating place in the country. With an obsession that came from literally nowhere and after google mapping the streets of New Orleans for months at a time while living in New York City, I decided to take a train with a single suitcase to spend a max of two months here to get this place out of my system. It’s been six years and I’m still here. There’s so much history, so much culture, such interesting biodiversity and beautiful, engaging people with a tendency to live in the moment.
Where do you draw inspiration?
Science. Everything. The swamp, scientific journals, cultural studies, anthropology, but mostly anything regarding light or the electromagnetic spectrum.
“We are privileged to live on a planet with so many curiosities, where there’s constant opportunity to learn, understand and grow collectively. I remain in awe and gratitude at the diversity that exists on our planet. Follow me in my mission to bring forth the cultural richness and very varied charms that exist in our collective community around the globe. I hope my work inspires people to see the world through a wider and more compassionate lens.” – Danielle Shubert