Size: 29.25"W x 42"H x 0.25"D
Year Created: 2014
Drawn left handed, this self portrait from a mirror allowed me to go into abstraction and personal history. As I changed my physical features to shapes and lines I was drawn to tell stories of place. Under the left eye are the mountains and upper hanging lake of the weminuche wilderness. Below the right eye is our family swimming pond and in the lower right corner is a sketch of my childhood family home. Abstracted self portraits are fun and an eye opening experience.
Making art for Daniel Kanow is of key importance in finding clarity and balance. He loves to paint and draw expressively with intent of raw emotion. The application of paint and use of color are tantamount for Daniel to represent the present moment. Daniel’s interest lies in the deep places of emotion that tell personal and universal narratives of fear, pain, love and beauty. His art acts as a conduit or bridge to fill emotional voids. Daniel’s process is dynamic and he invites the viewer to immerse themselves into their own stories so that the artwork may create a personal resonance. Daniel Kanow lives in Telluride, Colorado with his family. Art, family, and wilderness are his anchors for inspiration and motivation.