Daniela Koontz, Artist
Drawing, Painting, Mixed-Media
Sabine Street Studios
My drawings are a mix of traditional still-life painting and the type of illustrations you might find in an academic journal, but my sensibility is a bit Pop. Using the drawing techniques and realism of botanical or archaeological illustration, I make my own lists of like objects and group them together to carry new meaning. The arrangement is often humorous, and sometimes poetic. Working on paper lends the work an intimacy that you might find in the rare books section of a library. The work is meant to be thoughtful and quiet.
I am currently part of the collective at Box 13 ArtSpace, Houston, Texas, where I maintain a studio.
For money making work: I have bartended, arranged flowers, delivered pizza, worked as a fry cook, slide librarian, and as an archaeologist in Honduras. For the last 13 years I have been teaching High School for Alvin ISD.