Dan in the Happy Place 2, 2010.

Oil and pencil on clayboard,

6 x 6 inches.

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About This Artwork: When Dan is stressed out, which happens quite frequently at art openings and public engagements, he goes to his “happy place” in his mind. This is a place a lot like the parallel universe of his ancient ancestors, Dantasia. Dantasia does not exist in the physical universe and has been around forever because there, there is no such thing as time. Before Dan was born into the physical universe, he lived in Dantasia with his friends, the insects. They communicated with each other through colors. There was nothing else to talk about.

Read the full story of Dan HERE.