Devastating Loves & Transcendent Hatreds : Daisy Crane : Blood Sun, Body Leaves
Abrams Claghorn Shop
Oil and acrylic on canvas
30 x 30 inches, 2019
I am interested in the way different ideologies, emotions, and physical realities can become entangled on the canvas. Through representation, symbols, patterns, textures, feelings, flesh, and more, I create a world where different perspectives transform, overlap, morph, blur, and form into a story that remains open to interpretation and change. In Blood Sun, Body Leaves, the subject wrestles with the extreme beauty of her world alongside the extreme destruction of it. Her mind, body, and the warming environment are entangled. Nature, her skin, and social/cultural structures are all interconnected on the canvas with both beauty and pain. The sun embeds itself
into her skin while her skin becomes the leaves around her. She sits in deep feeling—enamored, afraid, and subject to the uncertainty of the future.
Daisy Crane completed her MA in Peace and Justice at the University of San Diego in 2020 and has since focused on combining her background in peace studies with her art practice. Daisy’s drawings, paintings, and written works explore the emotional, sensory, and cultural components of the climate crisis. In an effort to blur binaries and embrace ecological cosmologies, Daisy's paintings portray a combination of elements from the natural world, abstract marks, manufactured materials, and the human body. Daisy celebrates bewilderment and believes deeply in the power of intuitive practices. She maintains an eco-friendly studio practice by using water-soluble, upcycled, and non-toxic materials. Daisy earned her BA and BFA from the University of Kansas in 2018. She was born and raised in Columbia, MO and currently lives in Berkeley, CA.