The rocks are our ancestors, our landlords, and our descendants. We get to be animated and full of life for this brief time.
This beautiful painting has been painted with rock pigments by sustainable Canadian artist Danielle Petti.
Size: 20 x 24 x 2 inches
Framed: Natural wood float frame
Medium: Earth Pigments and pastel on Canvas
About the Artist
Danielle forages for rocks in nature, grinds them down into a paint, and uses handmade papers or natural substrates to make paintings inspired by motherhood, human origins, and sustainability. Using exclusively handmade paints, she draws attention to the materiality of the paint and to how the earth pigments are interconnected to all bodies.
She is a mother of two, with a BFA from Ryerson University in Toronto. She lived abroad in Italy and recently relocated back to Canada. Focusing now on this hands-on and meaningful art medium, she brings pieces of nature into the homes of collectors. She is often motivated by environmental and feminist issues in our world - but often offering an optimism, evoking a sense of wonder of the natural colours of our planet.