The Danville Art Trail (DAT) is an 18-month exhibit of outdoor sculptures in public places, combined with murals, Victorian architecture, and points of interest. Art is located within a one-mile radius of the JTI Fountain at 111 Main Street in the vibrant River District of Danville, Virginia. The gallery below lists the current pieces featured in Danville along with information about each piece when available.
The Quark Series includes 17 sculptures inspired by the particle collider at Fermilab. The collisions can only be seen when captured by a high resolution camera. Those images are the basis for the Series, which explores mass that is exploding and creating disintegrating arcs–the fiberglass represents mass and the rod represents that mass leaving one area, and exploding into another.
The configuration of the fiberglass sections and the color palette of Quarks VII–the aptly named Sulphur Yellow and Charcoal Grey – are designed to explore shadow and light within the energy masses.
"“Arriving Home” is part of a series I call “Homebodies”. The notion of “home” is very rich and complicated–it’s where we grew up, where we live now and where we’re headed. Many think of our ultimate destiny as our “final home”. We enjoy traveling, but there is no place like home. Home can be where we feel at peace, but when things go wrong or we just need a change of scenery–it’s best to leave home with hopes of finding a new one. This sculpture expresses the joy felt upon arriving at wherever home happens to be."
The forms from nature that I have drawn from for these sculptures are taken from insect life-segmented, hard shelled bodies, robotic and armor coated, yet able to instantly take flight. The large scale of these otherwise small creatures comes from reality and fantasy of the prehistoric world.
The stones are river pebbles collected from creeks near the Smoky Mountains. They are of Mesozoic Age (hence the title). The work is an abstract representation of a Mesozoic landscape. It also functions as a bench.
"Dragonflies are beautiful insects with a lot of symbolism. Change, transformation, adaptability and self-realization to name a few. I have many dragonflies visiting me in the summer at my shop. I enjoyed creating one from stainless steel, giving the wings a reflective quality."
"Bold geometric shapes with portals is my signature. At the genesis of Turning Point was this lunar landscaped defined as (n): a territory which the eye can comprehend in a single view, including all the objects it contains. It also coincides with the first corporate purchase of one of my pieces which marked a turning point in my career."
This sculpture is part of a series that references imagery from sea life, life at a microscopic scale, and any life that springs forth or grows from its core.
Hanna’s work addresses the concepts of time, movement, balance, and space. Each sculpture occupies and creates its own reality influenced by its immediate surroundings. The work does not rely on one media to evoke the intended response, but takes advantage of compatible materials such as, wood, granite, steel, iron, and bronze.
Designed to encompass and embrace one’s journey and how circumstances can bring a life full circle.
Three moon shaped crescents rotate around each other in a delicate dance.
This piece has everything to do about tension and balance. The clipped wing tips are the cause of the furious angel.