Art New Orleans, Visionary Art,
              Outsider Art, Barrister's Art Gallery

Art New Orleans, Barrister's Gallery, Outsider art,
                Visionary art

2331 St. Claude Ave and Spain, New Orleans, LA 70113    504-525-2767 (6246)     Tues-Sat 11am-5pm   

Cardak Ni Na

Daniel P. Alley
Brief Artist Statement

In 1884, William Frishmuth created the largest aluminum casting
that had been made up until that point. It was flawless and perfect.
Nine years later, with a failing business overshadowed by other innovators,
he committed suicide.

As an artist I am interested in how objects and ideas develop, as well as
the ways in which we accept elements of failure and incorporate them
into our ideas of success. This piece encompasses ingenuity, failure, and
nostalgia by drawing a link between the life of William Frishmuth and
the technical marvel he produced - the tip of the Washington Monument.