Artist
Daniel Deters Chicago, Illinois

Daniel Deters’ path to becoming an artist was anything but simple. He was adopted from an orphanage and grew up on a farm where he had no exposure to fine art. At 18, Daniel heard Beethoven for the first time. “It felt as if a kind of muting skin, a veil, was torn away from my awareness,” he recalls. “I had self-understanding. Purpose.” He began to pursue creative outlets including musical composition, film, and photography. Daniel’s current body of work is best described as digital etchings. The images begin as digital photographs at 300dpi, which is considered high-resolution, but Daniel finds it insufficient to capture the complexities of trees, his chosen subject matter. He increases the image resolution to 1200dpi and uses a digital pen to eliminate visual noise, highlighting the intricacies of each twig and branch. The final result is astoundingly sharp black-and-white imagery that represents an elevated and artful interpretation of nature photography.

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    About The Artist

    Daniel Deters’ path to becoming an artist was anything but simple. He was adopted from an orphanage and grew up on a farm where he had no exposure to fine art. At 18, Daniel heard Beethoven for the first time. “It felt as if a kind of muting skin, a veil, was torn away from my awareness,” he recalls. “I had self-understanding. Purpose.” He began to pursue creative outlets including musical composition, film, and photography. Daniel’s current body of work is best described as digital etchings. The images begin as digital photographs at 300dpi, which is considered high-resolution, but Daniel finds it insufficient to capture the complexities of trees, his chosen subject matter. He increases the image resolution to 1200dpi and uses a digital pen to eliminate visual noise, highlighting the intricacies of each twig and branch. The final result is astoundingly sharp black-and-white imagery that represents an elevated and artful interpretation of nature photography.

    Artist Statement

    An orphanage-born synesthetic, he's arranged orchestral scores for opera, designed, edited and animated award-winning nationally broadcast documentaries, created film presentations that made Pulitzer Prize winning poetry understandable and, by defending 1st amendment rights, helped create a National Wildlife Refuge - - Each and every twig, branch and trunk are hand-drawn and edited, often at 4xs the resolution (1200dpi) of a beginning photograph. This means that each work is manipulated at the individual pixel level creating a "digital etching." At the macro level, the image is obvious, logical and simple. At the micro level, tiny patterns are carefully created, adding and subtracting with black and white until the right balance of weight and lightness is achieved.

    Acrylic Glass Print

    Archival photographic print face-mounted on the back of .25" thick acrylic glass. The high gloss acrylic enhances the depth and vibrancy of the image, and has polished edges. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Aluminum Print

    Archival, high gloss print on 0.05" thick aluminum. Aluminum prints are lightweight and durable. Comes mounted on wood so the piece stands off of the wall half an inch for a contemporary look. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Canvas Print

    Gallery-quality giclee print on stretched canvas with 1.5" thick edges, and edges are finished white. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

    Framed Fine Art Print

    Archival photographic print on heavyweight, acid-free, soft gloss paper in a wood, white, or black frame. Features a 1.25" white border around the image. No matte. Acrylic glass front gives a crystal clear view. Includes a certificate of authenticity on request, and arrives wired to hang.

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