Size: 10"W x 10"H x 2"D
Year Created: 2018
This painting it is part of a conceptual art series that explores how we learn written language. The project stems from my own experience with dyslexia and struggling with games that were supposed to help me learn to read as a child. Without the benefit of having been diagnosed with a learning disability they were largely useless.
To mimic my childhood confusion I assigned each letter in the alphabet and the numbers zero though nine their own individual color, then I compose sentences. This painting is named with clues to its translation to mimic the play of many games I was presented with as a kid. Without the painted "Key" the familiar is distorted.
My name is Danielle Halford and I was born in Birmingham, Alabama. As a small child my family moved to Plano, Texas. I currently reside in Bay Point, California and attend San Francisco Art Institute where I am pursuing an MFA. In 2011, I graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a BFA in Painting. I work in oil, acrylic, printmaking, and photography. I am interested in using art for activism both locally and internationally. I'm fortunate enough to have displayed work at a fundraiser benefiting Wounded Warriors. This interest has also taken me to Montreal, Canada for an HIV/AIDS art benefit. In the past, it led me to join the Plano Art Association in my home state of Texas. In 2004 I was appointed to the Board of Directors as the Social Chair at the request of Nelum Walpola, that year's President. If you have an event or fundraiser that you would be interested in having my participate feel free to contact me.