Danielle Wood is an artist who uses ceramics to create installations and sculptures that abstract forms found in nature. She views the ocean as a metaphor for the subconscious and explores the dynamics of social relationships through her artwork. Her artwork is always made in relation to it self, there are always multiples interacting with each other.
In her installations, she is interested in creating spaces that surround the viewer and make them a participant in the space by removing the artwork from the still pedestal and placing it in the viewers environment. Surrealism and creating a suspended liminal space much like the ocean is an inspiration for her.
Wood received her Masters of Fine Arts from New Mexico State University in 2012 and her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Arizona State University in 2006. She completed a residency in ceramics at Anderson Ranch Art Center in 2014. Her work has been on display at the ASU Ceramic Studio Tour, Spark! Mesa’s Festival of Creativity and 37th Annual Contemporary Crafts Exhibition at the Mesa Art Center, INFLUX Cycle 6, and Artlink’s 18th Annual Juried Exhibition. She was also the recipient of the Baron Purchase award and has an installation on display in the lobby of the Illuminate Apartment complex in downtown Phoenix. She has exhibited locally, regionally, nationally and currently has work in the permanent collection at New Mexico State University Art Museum.