About the artist
Danielle Petti has a BFA from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and has worked as a freelance photographer for 10 years. Recently relocated to Ontario after living abroad in Italy, she found a narrower focus and direction for her artwork. She forages for rocks in nature, grinds them down into a paint, and often uses handmade papers to depict concepts inspired by motherhood, human origins, and sustainability. Her work falls within categories of environmental and conceptual art, with some figurative pieces as well. The process of making paint from found materials is very important to the overall meaning of her pieces as they draw attention to the materiality of the paint and to how the earth pigments are interconnected to all bodies.
Group show Oct/Nov 2022 - 44 Gaukel Street, Kitchener - Coming Together, Art District Gallery