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On view through November 3, 2023
The Monmouth Museum
Lincroft, New Jersey

“I want my work to ‘whisper to your soul.’ I want this work to say ‘Come here, feel the soul of art.’ I want the viewer to feel the power of the ‘ANCESTRAL CALL.’” – Danielle Scott

Had you happened to meet me in any of the years that preceded 2018, I might have stretched my hand out and introduced myself to you as Danielle Scott, oil painter. However, after spending the first 20 years of my career as an oil painter, my career shifted unexpectedly in 2018 as I walked the streets of one of my ancestral homelands, Cuba. This journey was not simply about art but about deeply reconnecting to those parts and places within myself borne of distant shores. It was my first time in the country, and as I slept and woke and walked and worked, I felt a tug at my core that was both foreign and familiar. The rich art that lined the streets and walls powerfully depicted the story of Cuba’s culture and history, reflecting the time and the people in a way that tugged at my soul.

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[Image: Danielle Scott, Athena, 2022, mixed medium assemblage and resin, 24 x 36 inches. Courtesy of Gallery Aferro and Danielle Scott]