Danielle Becknell is a multi-medium artist pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the National Art School, Sydney. Her process of creating sculptural works acts as a ritual of sorts, resulting in the generation of whimsical three dimensional entities through cathartic examination of her own identity and person.
Construction of artwork is a healing gesture, an intuitive expression of physicality shaped from perspectives of nature and unprocessed elements intended to both release and replenish. Becknell’s teaching approach encompasses these notions, a sharing of open creativity to inspire the personal growth of each student. Art is freeing and healing, which Becknell finds to be an important part of human development through the creative process.