I grew up exploring the wild places of California, from the rolling oak savannas of my native Santa Barbara to the high Sierras and redwood coasts. After earning a degree in printmaking at UCSC I have spent the last few years working with plants as a farmer and gardener. My time working and living in rural spaces has deepened the relationship between the animate, other than human world and my art practice. This body of work, featuring endangered flora and fauna of California, is heavily influenced by my Japanese ancestry, traditional Japanese woodcuts, and my love for the increasingly fragile world of native plants and animals.
Danny Shimoda's work will be up in the shop throughout the month of March.