“Herd’ is a painting comprised of four individual panels grouped together, that highlight the interactions between, not only the materials and processes, but the subjects, as well. The dynamics of a large, moving group of animals is in itself vast, complicated, and beautiful. I like to think of my work as a challenge to the viewer. I showcase my process to the degree that every piece of the “puzzle” is available. It’s up to the viewer to decide how much they would like to invest in making a connection and figuring out the “how?” and the “why?”. I’ve had this particular piece in mind for over a year. And I have been waiting for ArtPrize to take it to fruition. For me it’s all about my work connecting with a diverse audience… there is no better fit than ArtPrize.
– Daniel McClendon on his ArtPrize entry “Herd”
To vote for Daniel’s entry or to view detailed photos of “Herd” visit his ArtPrize page at: http://www.artprize.org/daniel-mcclendon/2012/herd
Daniel’s ArtPrize entry “Herd” can be viewed at Purple East in downtown Grand Rapids, MI.