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General Artist Statement:

The process of art creation has been an integral aspect of my existence, I create art from various materials, and I do it for a number of different reasons: To convey an emotion, as a response to the world around me, as a form of meditation, as a means of self expression or for the simple act of creating.

Half Dollar? (front)

White (front)

Orange (front)

13 Skulls Group (front) 


25 Cents (back)

25 Cents (front)

1 Cent Red Grid (front)

1 Cent Red Grid (back)

1 Cent Purple Flower (back)

1 Cent Purple Flower (front)

2 Cents

“I hope to create a greater awareness and dialogue about the significance of “money” within human social interactions; since it permeates all aspects of society.”

1 Cent Green Leaf (back)

1 Cent Green Leaf (front)

1 Cent Blue Zigzag (front)

1 Cent Blue Zigzag (back)




Artist Statement: When does art turn into money and money turn into art?

TITLE: 3 Dollars? (front) MEDIUM: Copper, Vitreous Enamel, Silver, Brass, Paper Money DIMENSIONS: 6”, 3”, ¼” DATE: 2009

I have always been fascinated with the intricate designs and symbols present on coins and paper money. What did they mean? Why were they important and why did people need money in general? I began to investigate this concept and realized that I did not agree with the principles in place within the modern fiat monetary system. In order to bring this concept into question and in homage to the work of Carl Faberge I began embellishing common objects such as chicken eggs with ornate components. In doing this, I came to realize that people are intriged with the amount and level of workmanship present on those objects and what they represent. 

It was this process of taking an everyday object with a known “value” and transforming it into a piece of art with a subjective “value” that brought me to this body of work. Currently, I am working on embellishing “money” both paper and coin, to call into question what people value and why. It is through the creation and display of this body of work that I hope to create a greater awareness and dialogue about the significance of “money” within human social interactions; since it permeates all aspects of our society.

TITLE: “Red Indian Head” (front) MEDIUM: Copper, Vitreous Enamel, Fine Silver, 1904 “Indian Head” Penny DIMENSIONS:2”, 2”, ¼” DATE: 2011


3 Dollars? (back)

100 Dollars? (front)

50 Dollars? (front)

100 Dollars? (back)

This is an ongoing series that I wish to add to throughout my life. 50 Dollars? (back)

20 Dollars? (front)

20 Dollars? (back) 


Green2 (front)

Green2 (back) Dime (front)

Currently, I am working on embellishing “money�, both paper and coin, to call into question what people value and why. Half Dollar? (back)

Blue (front)

50 Cents? (back)



Blue(back)


13 Skulls Series:

1 Dollar? (front) Green

MEDIUM: Brass, Silver, Paper Money DIMENSIONS: 6”, 3”, ¼” DATE: 2008

1 Dollar? (back) Purple

5 Dollars? (back) Yellow

Rainbow

MEDIUM: Brass, Silver, Copper, Paper Money DIMENSIONS: 6”, 3”, ¼” DATE: 2009

5 Dollars? (front) 


When I create a piece of wearable art or jewelry I -

powerful materials is lost. added character and personality to the piece making it undeniably unique and this is my goal.

TITLE: Copper Flowers MEDIUM: Cooper, Sterling Silver DIMENSIONS: (approx.) 10cm x 5cm x 100cm DATE: 2008

TITLE: Mokume Gane Bands MEDIUM: Fine Silver, Copper/Brass Mokume Gane DIMENSIONS: 3cm x 2cm x 2cm DATE: 2010 8

TITLE: Trance MEDIUM: Fine Silver DIMENSIONS: 5 cm x 5 cm x 1cm DATE: 2011


TITLE: Marble Ring MEDIUM: Sterling Silver, Green Cat Eye Marble, Cubic Zirconias DIMENSIONS: 3.5cm x 2.4cm x 1.9cm DATE: 2003

TITLE: Dancing Cubes MEDIUM: Sterling Silver,Gold DIMENSIONS: 6.3cm x 2cm x 2cm DATE: 2004 


Silver Filigree Belt Buckles

TITLE: Blue Layer Cake MEDIUM: Silver and Agate DATE: 2010

TITLE: Marble Necklace Group MEDIUM: Sterling Silver, Glass Marbles DATE: 2011 10


TITLE: Crown No. 2 MEDIUM: Fine Silver, Sterling Silver DATE: 2011

TITLE: Crescent Moon MEDIUM: Fine Silver, Brass, Various Mokume Gane DATE: 2011

TITLE: Crown No.1 MEDIUM: Fine Silver DATE: 2011

TITLE: Princess MEDIUM: Fine Silver, Copper/Brass Mokume Gane, Opal, CZ’s DATE: 2011

TITLE: Pleiades ( Necklace) MEDIUM: Fine Silver, Rainbow Obsidian DATE: 2011bow Obsidian

Crown Ring Group

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TITLE: Mokume Gane Fibulas MEDIUM: Copper/Nickel Mokume Gane DIMENSIONS: (approx.) 6cm x 2cm x .5cm DATE: 2009

TITLE: The Orb (open) MEDIUM: Brass, Copper/Nickel Mokume Gane, Fine Silver Filigree, Copper, Steel Gear, Cubic Zirconia, Quartz Crystal DIMENSIONS: (approx.) 6cm x 8cm x 30cm DATE: 2007

TITLE: Talisman MEDIUM: Brass/Copper Mokume Gane, Brass, Copper, Silver, Nickel/Copper Mokume Gane DIMENSIONS: 2.5cm x 2.5cm x 30cm. DATE: 2011

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TITLE: Interstellar Voyage (photographed with four Mokume Gane Rings) MEDIUM: Fine Silver, Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass, and Copper/Brass Mokume Gane DIMENSIONS: (width x height) 2.7in x 1.7in. DATE: 2010

The Orb (closed)

TITLE: Bionic Ring Brace MEDIUM: Sterling Silver, Copper, Brass, Cubic Zirconias DIMENSIONS: 2.8cm x 2.4cm x 1.9cm DATE: 2007 TITLE: Slave To Vanity MEDIUM: Sterling Silver, Sand DIMENSIONS: 4cm x 4cm x 35cm DATE: 2008

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Artist Statement:

Circles have always been a source of inspiration for my art work. I love their simplicity and everything they represent especially in nature and science. This series of circular drawings serves as a metaphor for life, and as a means of personal reflection. As many cultures have observed in the past, and as science seems to be revealing today life appears to flow in repetitive circular cycles. Evidence of this is all around us. One needs only to stare out at the stars or down into a microscope to see how closely the macrocosm and microcosm mirror each other. This concept inspires me, and these drawings serve as a visual reminder of those life cycles.

TITLE: Evolution MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 24” x 20” DATE: 2010 14

TITLE: Parallel Dimensions (detail) MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 24” x 20” DATE: 2010


TITLE: Hot Spots MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 24” x 20” DATE: 2010

TITLE: The Big One MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 30” x 22 ½” DATE: 2009

“...life appears to flow in repetitive circular cycles.”

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TITLE: Rings MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 8”x 6” DATE: 2010

TITLE: The Void MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 9”x 6” DATE: 2010

TITLE: Across the Sky MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 12”x 9” DATE: 2010 TITLE: Abundance MEDIUM: Mixed Media on Paper DIMENSIONS: 9”x 6” DATE: 2010 16


Artist Statement: Imperfection is synonymous to being human. These geometric paintings are to serve as a reminder of our flawed beauty. From a distance we all try to project an image of “perfection”. However, just like these paintings, upon close inspection, all of our flaws become apparent. We realize the “perfection” we seek to portray is nothing more than an illusion.

TITLE: Indian Yellow Dioxazine Purple MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas TITLE: Green Light Cadmium Orange DIMENSIONS: 12”x 12” MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas DATE: 2011 DIMENSIONS: 20”x 20” DATE: 2011

TITLE: Cadmium Orange Cobalt Blue MEDIUM: Acrylic on Canvas DIMENSIONS: 30”x 30” DATE: 2008 17


TITLE: Cadmium Yellow Cadmium Green MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas DIMENSIONS: 16”x 16” DATE: 2008

TITLE: Cadmium Red Cobalt Blue MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas DIMENSIONS: 12”x 12” DATE: 2011

“From a distance we all try to project an image of serenity and perfection...”

TITLE: Pthalo Blue Pthalo Green MEDIUM: Acrylic on canvas DIMENSIONS: 12”x 12” DATE: 2011

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Daniel E Icaza Artist/ Jeweler/ Metalsmith Curriculum Vitae Contact Information: Tell: (506) 2228-0829 Cell: (506) 8721-5136 E-mail: danicaza@gmail.com Blog: danielicaza.blogspot.com Shop: danielicaza.etsy.com _____________________________________________________________________________________ Background: 2005-2006: Escuela de Joyeria Artistica Crisol 2006-2010: Arizona State University’s Katherine K. Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, BFA in Jewelry and Metals

TITLE: 12 Cents? (1 of 3, front) MEDIUM: Brass, Copper, Silver, Dime, Wheat Penny, Indian Head Penny DIMENSIONS: 2”, 4”, 1/4” DATE: 2010

Exhibitions: -1995, 1999 and 2002: Max Rojas Art Studio/Gallery Exhibitions (Costa Rica) -2001: E scazu Municipal Art Fair (Costa Rica) -2005: Art Glass: Student Exhibition (Costa Rica) -2009: Yuma Symposium Student Exhibition (Arizona, USA) -2009: Arizona Design Craftsman Exhibition at Gallery 100 (Arizona, USA) -2009: 4th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition at Gallery 100 and publication (Arizona, USA) -2009-2010: Blink Gallery Exhibition (Arizona, USA) -2010: ASU BFA Group Exhibition at Gallery 100 (Arizona, USA) -2011: Escuela de Joyeria Artistica Crisol (Escazu, Costa Rica) -2011: Chianciano Art Museum: Biennale of Chianciano 2011 (Tuscany, Italy) Awards 2008-09: Recipient of the Windgate Foundation scholarship 2010: Recipient of the Windgate Foundation Fellowship Publications 2009: 4th Annual Intercollegiate Metals Exhibition (Catalogue) 2010: “American Craft Magazine”, “Goings On” August/September 2010 Vol. 70, No. 4

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TITLE: 12 Cents? (1 of 3, back) MEDIUM: Brass, Copper, Silver, Dime, Wheat Penny, Indian Head Penny DIMENSIONS: 2”, 4”, 1/4” DATE: 2010

Phone: (506) 22280829 E-mail: danicaza@gmail.com Blog: danielicaza.blogspot.com Portfolio: www.be.net/danielicaza Fine Art Prints: redbubble.com/people/danicaza Jewelry: etsy.com/shop/danielicaza Designer Products: www.zazzle.com/danielicaza*

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