dani lessnau






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art & story

extimité
phantasy
feeding fireflies fertile ruins
shadowshemen 
anigav & her lollipops




story & healing 

sound weaving
the deck of the unfaithfuls (forthcoming)








Feeding Fireflies Fertile Ruins came about as a meditation on cycles of life and death, and trauma, resilience and fecundity.  These fossilized glass fragments hover between states of matter, in a mythos of collapsed time.  They are an ode to the reenchanting capacity of the firefly.  

Suspended in them are a polyphony of animacies. The alivenesses of wax, clay, silicone, plaster, gravity, time, flesh, and heat all acted out their differing and various natures pressed up against - melting with -  one another - their stories shape, ultimately crystillazed through partial a fusing of glass, leaving them pourous.

They murmmur of the strength in leakage and hold nothing that is not theirs to hold.
Their surfaces mesmerize.
Shimmering with haptic narratives of possibility found in the pregant fullness of the dark between the flickers of light.






ruining with you
feeding fireflies fertile ruins 
paté de verre black and blue glass,
2021







as we crumble we become her 
feeding fireflies fertile ruins 
paté de verre black and blue glass 
2021