BA in Fine Arts, American University of Beirut
BA in Art History, American University of Beirut
Danielle's work is mostly focused on the body and the female representation of the nude. Her final year project in fine arts deals with the objectification of women’s bodies throughout the ages. Generation of Mutilation is an ongoing series which deals precisely with Aristotle’s text 'Generation of Animals' in which women’s bodies are seen as “mutilated males,” and thus sub-human. Here, ink and watercolor bring out the mutilated, androgynous and fragmented body within the surface of the canvas, to make visible and appropriate the aestheticization of this mutilation and its impact on ideas of femininity. Each painting is both a part of 'Generation of Mutilation' and an independent vignette of the series.