An Ocean Parts, 2021, Copper Patina and Scorched Pine, 15 x 9 x 9 inches.
This work is best placed in natural light or well/lit rooms to showcase the subtle details.
Daniel Feeser attempts to quench a thirst to belong to the aging world around us. He illustrates environments that are not framed in time but layered in history and bound to the present. Daniel replicates natural processes and because of this, the works dynamically change over time by interacting with temperature and humidity. The main medium that Daniel uses is metal that has not been treated or sealed, which allows it to respond to its environment.
The machined and industrial qualities of metals seem to counter the idea of nature. To break this belief, Daniel corrodes and ages the metals, which creates a patina on the steel, copper, and brass pieces. The colors, textures, and organic forms bridge these industrial products back to nature. Just like every organic thing in our world, these pieces will continue to age and slowly break down. Daniel Feeser depicts the beauty of age and our inherent relationship to nature, a relationship that is never static.
We are not framed in time but layered in history.
The organic forms depicted in his work are inspired by his explorations in the North American landscapes, from earth to sky.
Daniel Feeser is a Philadelphia-based artist and horticulturist. He received his BFA in sculpture from Tyler School of Art in 2010. Daniel developed a deep interest in addressing the connection between land and people. To start his journey, he received his horticulture training at Longwood Gardens, and since 2012, he has been working in the urban horticulture industry, at such places as Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, Central Park Conservancy, and Bartram’s Garden. Daniel has started to unite his experiences in the field of horticulture with his creative process.