The rusty incumbent of ilwaco never level

The Rusty Incumbent of Ilwaco (Never Level)

Piece description from the artist

I took a picture of an old boat while I was in Ilwaco, Washington. My wife and I were on a road trip on the scenic highway 101. We had started our adventure in Hoodsport, WA, and we had just passed through Long Beach, WA on our way to the Redwoods of California. In Ilwaco we had stumbled upon a small market fair. Vendors in tents stretched up and down the walkway along the water. Boats were resting in the water like watchful observers of all the bustling activity. I stopped at one street vendor and bought a pocket knife. Then we ventured off to take pictures of the boats. A boat called the “Never Level” stood out. It was awkwardly out of place among the nicer boats. It seemed tired and neglected. It had worked hard without complaint.

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About Daniel (Dano) Carver

Lacey, WA

Although the style of Daniel Carver’s (Dano) work varies, his approach is always the same. He begins by identifying a subject through which he can explore saturated, vibrant colors and rich, contrasting textures. Dano is inspired by the beauty that can be found in the degradation of man-made materials, the peeling paint from a wall or the oxidation of metal in an old truck. With each painting, he allows the subject to dictate the style in which it is to be painted.

Dano has had an unquenchable passion for all forms of art since childhood. But most recently, his medium of choice has been acrylic paint. The color is brilliant and long-lasting, and the substance itself acts like glue, allowing him to layer paper or collage. He builds up several layers of paint and paper, and then distresses them with abrasive instruments. Each creative choice enhances the realism of his paintings.

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