Eight out of ten women will have to share their bodies with uterine cysts and or fibroids at some point in their lives. I am one of those women. I’ve spent years battling these ugly lumps that continue to grow inside of me. What to do? Instead of allowing these masses to cause anxiety and upset, I flipped the narrative and have embraced them instead. I am choosing to envision them - through portraiture - as beautiful, crystal-covered, pink treasures that I’m currently housing. These abstract portraits are not only made up of paint and found images, but also crystals, random objects from the bottom of jewelry boxes, and piles of vintage costume jewelry — the most sparkly silver lining possible!
Tumor Treasures" Series, 2019, acrylic paint, found jewelry, seashells, brass plate on wood panel, Various sizes
Danielle Krysa is a Canadian artist with a BFA in Visual Arts and a post-grad degree in design. Her combination of found imagery and found objects work together to create a brand new story. Her work is held in private collections in Canada, Australia, The United States and Europe. Danielle is also the writer behind the contemporary art site, The Jealous Curator, and the author of “Creative Block”, “Your Inner Critic Is A Big Jerk”, “A Big Important Art Book – Now With Women”, and her first children’s book, “How To Spot an Artist."