Artwork by Danielle DeRoberts, The Boulder Creative Collective
From Danielle: Havasu graphic- originates from a painting series… Inspired by the songs conceptual lyrics, "Kiss the dirt " by INXS, and a long rafting trip down the Colorado River/ Grand Canyon. A series of drawings, paintings and textiles, that play on the artists experience on the river and the emotion of the song working together. Initially created before the river trip, the lyrics coincidentally became a motto, reflection and guide for the trip itself. ::::: "Playing in the dirt... we find the seeds of love" Danielle seeks to convey the wild grit of the canyon walls...the sublimity of Havasu's blue green water... the deep hues of the canyon stone...moving light and lines of the river in flow and the twisting texture of driftwood. All the while a deeply human element unfolds and transforming that experience into a piece of art. This is accomplished by taking those details- of art and life- that effortlessly fall into place by participating in moments so uniquely shared.